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Giving the girls some syrup

23rd March 2012

Giving the girls some syrup

Earlier this week we gave each of the hives a supply of sugar syrup (the 1:1 ratio for spring).  I can’t believe how warm the weather has been, but I want to be sure the hives are at full strength going into the nectar flows.

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18th March 2012

First post for the 2012 season

Today I put pollen patties on each of our 3 hives.  The hives have all survived the mild winter with strong colonies: the two strongest are at reasonable numbers of bees, we are going to have to put supers on those hives early.  The weakest hive, which I had left a super of honey on for food over the winter, has survived and was successful in using the extra honey.

Since the hives are doing well, I took off the mouse guards.  That way the girls can clean house.  The interiors can get cluttered over the winter!

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