Yesterday after work I went over to the hives and to fill up the feeders. I had checked the day before and found that they where both empty so I went a head and made them some more sugar syrup.
Sugar syrup recipe
- 3 kilograms sugar
- 2 liters of water.
I was unable to lift out the feeder frames because there where still bees in them and I don't think I would be all that popular at home if I brought a bunch of frames in the house with bees. So I filled up a couple of 2 liter soda bottles (After i rinsed out all the coke) with my sugar concoction, and brought that over to the hives to fill up. I thought I would check on the Fonda pancakes while I was there and they where gone. Not just a little gone I mean totally gone. I looked on the grass in fount of the hives and there's wax paper every where. LOL OK I guess they don't want that in there house, wish I could get my teenage daughter to clean up her room like that.
After filling up the feeder frames I went into the house to make up some more Fonda pancakes. This time I decided to give them twice as much. The larger of the two hives Heathrow always goes crazy when I give them sugar syrup I don't know why but they where flying all over the place. I really should have taken this as a hint and put on my bee jacket and gloves ......... but no did I do that? of course not!
From now on I'm not opening Heathrow for any reason with out having my bee Jacket and gloves on. Probably smoke to they are just way to mean. JFK is fine they don't care one bit when I go in there. Maybe I should try and make a queen from JFK next year and replace Heathrow's, there's another project to consider.