sqkcrk: No formal training, other than the bees and reading. That's why I built a hive and started keeping. I'm also going to join a club to get more hands on.
Michael: Thanks for providing the info, It has been incredibly hot here and we haven't had rain in a long time. I'm providing water, pollen patties, and sugar water. They have a screen bottom board, but I need to prop open the top cover a little to give them more vertical ventilation.
Thanks for the info everyone. They are more defensive, last weekend when I changed out their sugar water they were all over me. Of course to sqkcrk's point, I was probably rushing.
It's been very hot and humid here in Ohio with very little breeze (though I doubt that would help much as humid as it is). Nearly all the hives are bearding regardless if they have room or not. It's not a big concern unless they are out of space.
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