Sugar rush incoming! Our bees are buzzing with renewed energy after we gave them extra resources to their hives.
In the early months of the year, the bees may need a little help securing enough resources. We help them out by giving them supplemental feedings to tide them over until the nectar flow picks up.
There are a few different ways to feed a beehive in the winter:
- Pollen patties – A pollen substitute that stimulates brood production.
- Heavy stickies – Sharing frames from neighboring beehives that are rich with resources including nectar, pollen, and honey.
- Honey-board – A unique method of feeding to the Best Bees Company. It’s where we essentially lay a blanket of honey on wax paper coated in sugar on top of the hive’s inner cover.
No hungry bees on our watch!