Hive Inspection in the Middle of January

Lots of bees coming in and out of one hive.

Lots of bees coming in and out of one hive.

The temperatures were warm enough on Saturday that I was able to do a bee inspection with David here.  Looking inside the green hive, the bottom hive body was completely empty and the bees were all in the top half.  This hive also had the most activity of the three hives.  All three hives are still alive and well.

While we had the hives open, we added emergency feed to the top.  This is basically five pounds of sugar with just enough water in it to make it into a paste-like consistancy.  The feed was directly on top of newspaper layed over the top hive body with holes punched in the paper. This way, the bees can get to the feed without the feed falling down into the hive and making a giant mess of things.

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