Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Robber bees hanging around

Each day that the weather is warm enough, the robbers are there stealing the sugar syrup that I put out in my entrance feeder.  I have squeezed the entrance down to almost nothing for defensive purposes and that is keeping them on the outside so far.  Hope the cold weather stays around, although today its close to 60 deg. again, but raining so that helps.  The mixture of swarms that make up the hive still have not mingled as they seem to stay in their separate boxes.  Maybe with the cold weather they will finally become one.  At least they are not strong enough to fly away as did the other three hives.  Keeping my fingers crossed.  Later

Happy Thanksgiving to both who read this.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Bees out enjoying the warm weather

Today the temps hit in the high 50's and the bees were taking in the sunshine so I decided to give them a boost of sugar water from my entrance feeder.  Within an hour the front of the hive was abuzz with bees everywhere, even on the ground where I spilled some.  The hive seems healthy, can only hope.   Have a great winter.  Later