Friday, May 21, 2010
High 24c, low 10c
I checked out my hives today to see if they had enough stores to remove the feeders, it's been warm and suny for almost a week now so they should be putting some away for a rainy day. I feed them only if they really need it. eg. I do something like cut them out of their former hive, or I split them, or I take to much honey and they are light in the spring. So pretty much if I do something to them that removes their emergency stores, they can't forage if its raining or cold. This being said I fed my four cut-outs until they had some brood stores, I don't like feeding all season since this runs the risk of making the broodnest honeybound. Hive #7 was ready to remove my cut-out frames.
Here you can see one of my bees dancing to show a nectar location.
This is a video that describes what's going on. (not mine)