Re: Is it time for Sugar water?
I started feeding mine two days ago. It is the first time this year they have taken it, finally. They are a swarm that I put in the hive in late may and they still have not filled 11 bars with comb. I am now pushing to get them as built out and ready for winter as I can.
My top bar has a solid bottom and a screen bottom that both can be removed from the back end. The entrance is on the other end. This makes a convenient slot to fit a modified entrance feeder and not expose it to other bees. I have not had to use it yet as there is still plenty of room to place a feeder inside the hive.
Everything gets darker, as it goes to where there is less light. Darrel Tank (5PM drawing instructor)