Re: Winter patties vs mountain camp sugar feeding
This is my first fall/winter with hives.
I fed 2:1 in the fall, now it is cooler I put sugar bricks on top of the frames. 12 hives are up in that top area munching through the bricks..they seem to eat that preferentially to the capped honey stores. The 3 weaker hives are not up on the sugar bricks at all..2 are in both boxes and one is only deep down in the lowest box.
Is this normal behaviour?
Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06