We’ve been a little slack in our updates about our bees around here, so we thought it’s high time we gave you the cole’s notes. Right now, Goldenrod is the last big source of nectar for our bee buddies but it pretty much disappears around now. So they start feeding on their honey stores to put on weight to survive the winter.
Since we harvested a bunch of honey we help them out by feeding them a sugar water mix made of 2 parts sugar, one part water. The bees take this sugar and let it evaporate a little before they store it in their comb. The reason they do this is to avoid a wet hive. Too much moisture will freeze the bees when warm hive air touches the cold sides of the hive and causes condensation. Bees react to wet and frigid cold like we do.
But instead of donning a toque and taking the Lord’s name in vain, they skip right to the freezing-to-death part. Sorry…that might be a little TMI for a Tuesday.