feeding bees in february


i never thought that i would be feeding bees in mid-february in climate zone 1b/2a…but i did…i am…

it is warm…the snow is quickly leaving…and walking in the bush all this winter is eminently possible…the bees are healthy…and very active…and i hope that by shoring up their food supply now it may give them an advantage this spring…


…i am still saddened by last year’s loss of three hives and leaning not a little toward overly-caring for these…but can i be blamed that i love them so?

using a pint canning jar to feed just a wee bit at this time of year / 1:1 sugar:water @ 1 cup ea