Re: Package Bees and cold snap
I agree about not moving them.
The problem is not the outside temperature, 30 degrees is not really that cold. The problem is accessing cold feed.
If the hive has an inner cover with a hole to allow the bees to access the topside of the cover, remove the Boardman feeder and warm up the syrup to a temperature that is hot to your skin but not burning you. Then put the boardman feeder with the warm syrup just sitting on top of the inner cover, and add another hive boy over the top, with the outer cover over that.
Daily you can replace the syrup with more warmed syrup. If you are really worried, also dump some warmed granulated sugar on the innercover and mist it slightly with water.
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