Feeding the Bees

June 1, 2010

The swarm we adopted to replace the one that was lost in the December cold spell seems to be "at home". Baby bee larvae are visible, so the queen must be at work. But our long long cold and rainy spring means that the hive might starve -- no honey reserves in that hive. I've had to learn how to feed bees supplemental sugar water. Not an eye-dropperful at a time! A quart of supplement will last about a day and a half. I hope the sunshime arrives soon.