I thought I’d add a few more pictures to the blog tonight.
First, a picture of my first temporary feeding method, the pie pan of syrup. You can see that there are a couple wasps hanging around. The sticks are so the bees don’t drown and it gives them a place to easily hang on while drinking the syrup. Since this is a 1:1 mix of sugar and water, they supposedly don’t store it, but just consume it and use it as fuel to build wax comb.
Also a picture of my new top feeder installed with a medium box around it.
Here’s the full stack of boxes now with two deep supers for the brood and a new medium for honey storage. The second medium on top obviously holds the feeder. I had to add the medium box because the bottom boxes are now all full except the two outside frame sides.
The south meadow which is right out their front door.
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.