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Gotta love the weather break, and the long weekend. So checked in on the ladies. It's been two weeks. Apricot hive is going great guns. It started with extra frames of food and drawn comb. This hive is now moving up into its next brood box. Quince, not so much. The queen is 1 year older, and there was a bit of varroa pressure (now solved). But despite feeding 2:1 syrup it is completely untouched (I've dumped two lots). The bees do have to cross 1 FD of foundation frames (which are slowly getting drawn out). There's lots of nectar stored elsewhere and a bit of pollen, so I'm not worried about the stores. But is this a recognised behaviour, or a clue to bigger issues? (the books, and google haven't helped) Cheers
Hi all. My first nuc should be arriving within the next couple of weeks so I am just making sure I have absolutely everything organised for my new tenants. What are your thoughts on using a zip-lock bag 1/2 to 3/4 filled with sugar syrup, with a few little holes punched in the top surface with, say, a toothpick? In the US this is known as "baggie feeding". Apparently you just place it on top of the frames and then the bees can crawl on top and quite easily draw up syrup. I am considering this because: (a) it seems pretty easy and cheap to set up; and (b) it seems like a good way to avoid drowned bees. As ever, I welcome your advice.