In answer to the first question listed for this experiment, the amounts of brood
area (square inches) measured on three dates are summarized in table 1. Visual
observations January 8, five days after feeding drivert sugar with 1% pollen, indicated that the control treatment colonies
had not broken their bee clusters.
Bees in all treatments which had received the drivert sugar with 1% pollen had broken their clusters and were actively moving within the colonies.
Observations oi brood stages in all treatments indicated that the queen bees of the control colonies started laying eggs January 11, the day natural pollen became available in the area.
The queens in all other treatments started laying eggs January 3, the day they received the
drivert sugar with 1% pollen.