Checking Bees and Adding Sugar

In early March on a warm day, we decided to look and see the status of our hives. We wanted to check to see where the cluster was and if they needed more sugar.

Here Abigail opened the Primlox and just peeked inside. She tried to keep the cold out by not popping it completely open. Yes, we had snow in March.

IMG_3268


Abigail is lifting up the winter box to see the cluster. The Primlox cluster is towards the very front. They had plenty of sugar so we did not add more.

IMG_3270


Abigail is now looking at Bethany’s hive. Note the mold on the cover.

IMG_3274


Abigail looking to see the bees and sugar.

IMG_3275



Bethany’s hive needed more sugar so Abigail added newspaper to lay sugar on.

IMG_3282



Now Abigail is adding sugar while being careful not to bury bees.

IMG_3283


In Mom’s hive,Abigail is adding sugar. Abigail is putting water on the newspaper to harden the sugar some when it is lain on top of the newspaper.

IMG_3297


Now Abigail is adding sugar to Mom’s hive to replenish the bees food supply.

IMG_3300


Abigail checking her hive.

IMG_3312


Abigail closed the hives up quickly before the bees froze.

IMG_3316


Hopefully with the added sugar the bees will have food to survive the winter.

Bethany

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *