how to get bees to feed in top feeder?
I took a peek at the hive yesterday and noticed that the bees are still alive and kicking. I thought I would give them some feed to kickstart the spring which will hopefully be here soon. I put the top feeder on, and usually the bees start feeding right away, this time they haven't started feeding on it yet. When I removed the top yesterday I noticed the bees were down low in the hive, how can I entice them up to feed? Are they still not ready to leave the ball, or is it because they aren't aware of the top feeder?
They were out flying around in the sun yesterday even though it was only around 50*.
I am actually a little bit surprised they made it through the winter.