It’s hard to believe but my bees survived their first winter here! A few weeks back I made “bee candy” to hold them over until there is a plentiful supply of pollen & nectar. I’m guessing their food stores are running low even though I did not take any honey from them last year. The bee candy I made up consisted of a cooked mixture of corn syrup, sugar, water, and vanilla. Apparently it was so tasty Flower Girl was seen sneaking off with chunks of it. I have found the longer I have the bees the more
stupid brave I get around them. Like messing with the hive without my gear on and without my smoker. I got away with it a couple times but this last time I went out to feed them let’s just say I ran faster then I had in quite some time. I also utilized the outhouse as a hideout. Lesson learned! Next visit with my bees I will be appropriately protected. More pictures to come!