Thanks for the video Tom!
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Why are honeybees at the bird feeders?
If you were lucky enough to have any of your hives live through the winter, you probably are seeing the bees at your bird feeders. Pollen is scarce right now so they are scavenging the dust of the cracked corn for the traces of pollen in it.
They will turn that pollen into bee bread to feed the larvae. While sugar gives them the carbohydrates they need, pollen gives them protein. The queen is starting to lay more now, so they need all the pollen they can get!
Here is a link to an interesting read on it.
Friday, March 18, 2022
Warmer weather means active bees.
The weather is in a warming trend. Everyone with survivors should be checking the food levels in the hives every 10 days or so until the end of April. Food being sugar and pollen patties, because it's too cool for syrup until we're consistently in the 50's. The colonies will be building up exponentially as more and more bees emerge, and the demand for food will also grow exponentially.