Re: The grim reaper for bees
Remember that granulated sugar, candy boards, etc cannot be consumed by your bees without water. In instances where there is a big cluster of bees producing a significant amount of biological water vapor…that MAY suffice. If, on the other hand, the inside of your hive is dry, your bees must be able to forage for water outside of the hive to utilize the sugar. 5lbs of granulated sugar might be totally worthless to a small winter cluster.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson