Sunday, May 31, 2015

They Are Hungry

This morning I went out to check on the hive.  I had thought that the amount of food I put out yesterday would last them for a few days.  NOPE.  It was all gone.  I needed to refill it.

The video I watched suggested using a turkey baster to refill the feeding dish.  I didn't have that, so I used a condiment squeeze bottle.  I got all dolled up in my gear and opened the hive.  They were definitely more active, maybe even a little agitated, by me moving things around.  But as soon as I got the honey water in there, they started eating.  I did not even try to check on the queen, there was a large clump of bees around her cage so I am guessing she's still in there.  I did see a bee working on the little candy plug in her cage.

What I don't know is, how long until they are able to forage for their own food?

3 comments:

  1. I'm actually surprised you don't have a turkey baster.

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  2. As soon as it's above 60 degrees and not raining they will forage! Watch for their full pollen baskets as they return to the hive tomorrow :)

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