As we slide into Winter mode.

If there is an open mesh floor and insulation over the crown board the bees are in the best configuration for the coming cold months. I now leave them alone as the mouse guards are fitted and there is no need to bother the colonies. In early Jan I start feeding fondant, especially to my nucs, using ekes. This also has the benefit of minimising the risk of isolation starvation. By placing the fondant on the top bars they have free access to it



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