California Girl Photographic Update

Slo-mo – the filming, not the bees 🐝
Sugar patties = back-up food
Bees on the bottom of the inner cover (propped on the ground amongst the pistachio shell “mulch”)

We treated our one surviving hive with Oxalic acid Sunday and will repeat several times in the next weeks to try to ensure they go into spring with a low number of Varroa Mites. I peeked in again today to give them some pollen patties to tide them over until the weather and flowering plants allow for foraging.

Still keeping our fingers crossed they’ll stay viable. We also placed an order for a new package of bees for a second hive.

Perhaps you’d like to cross your fingers too?

5 thoughts on “California Girl Photographic Update

  1. It’s up into the sixties here, and started open feeding mine sugar water this week just in case we have some late season cold snaps, which we likely will. I noticed they aren’t taking it down as fast as a few days ago, which makes me think the red maples have started blooming in earnest and they’re getting nectar there now. Got my fingers crossed!

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