Re: New beek in drought
With the recent long range forecast predicting the drought will continue into November this is starting to look like one of those years that beekeepers in affected areas should go into survival mode. Personally I would feed both syrup and pollen patties if things are as bad as they show on the nightly news. We, knock on wood, here in Vermont seem to have dodged the bullet so far this year but if the drought works it's way to the Northeast I will be feeding fast and furious after I pull my supers to get hives up to weight for winter which I would normally expect the fall flow to take care of for me. This year may be different.
Raising Vermont Bees one mistake at a time.
USDA Zone 5A