Friday, April 22, 2011
Warm weather=Happy Bees
Any beekeeper just starting out worries whether or not the bees will adapt to their new home and do what bees are supposed to do. After acquiring the bees, our temperatures turned colder and rainy....certainly not good weather to welcome our bees. I've been providing them sugar water to help them get started and provide nutrition for those times when they cannot get out and forage for nectar and pollen. We will continue to provide sugar water until they are not using it any longer. Tonight when I checked the bees (without opening the actual hive) I was so EXCITED to discover that the bees ARE doing the "bee thing" and gathering pollen and nectar. Look at the first picture...several bees have their pollen sacs full on their hind legs. YAY!!!!
Pictured here is the sugar water feeder, I filled this pint jar the day before yesterday and they have already drank half of it. I am just so happy that things are looking good for the time being! "Keep working little bees"