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2009/06/15

Pollen patties/bee status

After talking with Fuzzy, I decided to help out the bees by giving them some supplemental food. He purchased 2 bags of MegaBee Patty Mix. I mixed it up with a heavy sugar water syrup, created a large patty, and set it up on the top of the 2nd hive body yesterday. I'll check it in a few days and see how they like it. They have been going thru a quart of sugar water in 5-6 hrs lately. When I was setting up the pollen patty I sat and watched them for a few minutes. I did not see many foragers returning with pollen baskets full.

The little sisters have started drawing out comb on frames 3-7 in the 2nd hive body. Excellent!

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