Feed the bees

Sunday. I decided to bring sugar syrup to the bees again to see how much they had eaten since Friday. My guess was that it could be all gone. It was! I filled up their entire feeders with yet a further 2 gallons (1 per hive) of sugar syrup!

When I got back to the house and was putting my bee gear back on the shelf in the storage area, I found that one bee had traveled back with me. It buzzed off of my back and landed on the garage floor. I got it our into the sun, and it sat there for a while. Then it took off into the air. I was wondering how it would figure out the way home. I saw it head this way then that, and I lost sight of it when it was about 20 ft up, just after it shifted its flight pattern to the north west (instead of north east). Wish I had been able to keep sight of it until it figured out the right way home, to see how long it takes.

  April 10th.  Happy bees at the feeder.

April 10th. Happy bees at the feeder.

 Sunday April 10th. As I predicted (see last post), I would find a bunch of dead bees under the hive by the next day (the ones clinging to the grass on Friday, too cold to fly back into the hive).

Sunday April 10th. As I predicted (see last post), I would find a bunch of dead bees under the hive by the next day (the ones clinging to the grass on Friday, too cold to fly back into the hive).