The top boxes of my two hives are still not "packed" with stores.
Would it be helpful if some of the empty frames were replaced with frame feeders filled with fondant?
Or is it just as well to give them sugar and fondant on the inner covers?
I have had some serious, undiagnosed robbing going on and I'm now trying to get my bees ready for the cold.
I have reduced the entrances down to 3 bee widths and stapled a piece of screen across the front to form a sort of tunnel the the bees most navigate.