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Monday, May 2, 2011

the sunday bee feeding

As I said, you have to give the bees some supplemental food until they can get nectar. But luckily we have a ton of dandelions, so they'll be ready in no time. Brian brought the syrup--it's 1:1 sugar and water.
Turn it upside down in the feeder.
There are little holes in the lid where the bees can get to the syrup.
Then slide it into the hive.
I was a little freaked out about taking this picture, but it was early enough that the bees weren't awake yet, and they did not swarm and kill me.

And now I need to buy some beekeeping attire, because we had to borrow it on Saturday, and I don't like the idea of extreme pain and ripping the guts out of all the little bees who sting me. This is why bees are rad, because if they sting you, you know they're fully committed.

1 comments:

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Awesome! Love your pics. I expect some of that yummy honey from my home teacher.