Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Feeding the Bees

I performed my first solo bee maintenance on Saturday adding a shim and the baggie of sugar water that Kirk left with me to the new hive. The bees were nowhere near as angry as the day before but they still aren't thrilled to be without a queen.

I opened the hive, added my ramshackle shim and placed the bag where it wouldn't crush any bees hanging out on the top bars. They immediately began to investigate.

Once the liquid stopped moving I sliced a small slit in the top and let the air vent out. I don't know why I didn't get a picture of this but by the time the baggie had settled there were more than twice as many bees on it.

Here is more info on feeding bees.

The Bees Have Landed
Ready for Bees
All bee related posts

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