The girls are really pigging out on the sugar water. I mix a 1.5:1 ratio of sugar to water and the bees really seem to be sucking it down fast. I have a grape jelly jar(2lb.) that I feed them out of and it is empty everyday when I get home from work. Anyone have an idea when they'll slow down with their feeding? A beekeeper in North Central Texas could probably help me better with letting me know when the plants start blossoming enough to be sufficient. Also, what does it mean when a bee is flying side to side in an erratic behaviour? I see some bees do this to me or in front of the hive from time to time. Thanks.
[This message has been edited by Frosty (edited April 12, 2002).]