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Feeding Time Again

Posted 08-08-2012 at 06:25 PM by Zymer


I should get better at posting and keeping records.

Hive #2 apparently successfully re-queened, mated and laying.

Both hives are drawing out comb in the 2nd deeps and filling them with honey.

Rushed to get frames built for the medium supers because I thought they were going faster than they were. Put med supers on yesterday, but they still have empty frames in the deeps. Oh, well, didn't need to rush but it won't hurt to have them...at least, I don't think it will.

Cooked up 2 more jars of syrup to feed them, and put them on today. They need to be feeding so that they will draw out the combs faster, keep them working even at night. And the weather is supposed to be lousy for the next couple of days or so, so they can use the food and stay busy in the hives.

Seems like the goldenrod came about a month early, so I don't know if there is going to be any significant nectar flow next month.

Apple crop sucked this year (from the established trees). Most trees had no apples at all, some had a few. Don't know if it is because of the weather this Spring, or if these trees are biennial.
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