Re: What can you do with a hive that has no stores - during the cold?
You could pull one empty frame, lay it on it's side and fill it with heavy sugar syrup then replace it. A little messy but it will get the food close to the bees. Mix in a little pollen sub if you have it. Get the filled frame right up against the cluster without splitting said cluster. MBO. Been working with, feeding a very small colony myself but, we still get pollen and nectar here. Days in the 80's. Still I feed sugar water with megabee. Seems to be working. I can still use an internal Boardman feeder. Keep us posted!
Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.