It's been exactly a month since I had last fed Colony 1, so I thought I'd go for a walk down to the apiary to see whether they needed a top-up. They had showed little interest in the Candipolline Gold, but about two-thirds of the Fondabee had gone, so I replaced it with a new 1kg bag. Meanwhile, over in Colony 2, there was a lot of activity with hundreds of bees in the feeding area. The empty bag of Fondabee was replaced with a fresh one. In terms of numbers, health, and temperament, they are doing amazingly well.
So, good news that both hives are still going, despite the sub-zero weather we've had recently.
In other news, in about a month I'll be going with Dave to a Pollen Identification Workshop organised by the local branch of the Association. If I can nick a teaspoonful of the bees' honey, I should be able to find out what they've been feeding on.
Framefuls of stores
Frames available for brood
Temper / docility
|C1||8||1kg Fondabee||7°C ☁ clear|