Monday, May 31, 2010

First Hive Lost

I checked all my hives this morning, and found W3 dying. With the bad weather we had lately, they ran out of food and starved. A few bees are still alive, but ants are invading the combs. I fed the remaining bees with a spray of sugar water, but it is very unlikely that the queen is still alive, and there is no more eggs to raise a new one. Here again, I was a few days too late, I fed that hive 6 to 7 days ago. This was my best working 2010 package.
The weather has been terrible during the past week, staying on top of feeding is crucial. More bad weather is coming...

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