Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Checking Up and Feeding

While I was gone, the bees did without their sugar syrup. So late yesterday afternoon (about 6:30 or so), I gave them some syrup. I will open them in a couple of weeks and look thru the brood box - winter checkup, then I'll add a full super of honey from one of the other hives to each nuc. This should take them thru the winter.

This is Hive #1 - I'm still fascinated with the crack in the back of the hive and how they're always out there working. They were busy late yesterday - I know they're aware of the weather changing and the rain coming from Hannah.

I sure hope we get some good rain - a heavy soaking would be good.