Spraying water on sugar bricks got me through starvation months
I'm sold. Will forever leave soaked sponges at the entrance and spray water on sugar bricks to get hives through the tough months. Every few days I take a carton of sugar and a spray bottle and add then spray as needed. Open fed pollen sub (glad it's not a door stop anymore) in Feb March and early April. Left them a plate of water with sponges on top outside their hives. It's a super popular spot and gets new water daily.
How are my water people doing? We had quite the thread going. At some point I need to switch to liquid feed but it got cold again. The bees prefer their sugar slurry. Burned out on Covid19 watching. Need to get it in gear with my bees. All 5 made it and were super pampered. Feel like the weather is stalling me out a bit. Not quite warm enough to get in.
I'm smart but at the end of the day I'm still the help.