My honeybees were flying about looking for something in bloom. They searched in vain. Many frigid months lie ahead so extending their pantry reserves would be ideal. The hives are now wearing their snow suits and the top box in which I would normally place syrup feeders are full of wood chips for moisture control and for insulation. An outdoor picnic would have to do.
|A party of fourteen lapping sugar syrup from a container lid.|
|I scored grooves on a piece of scrap lumber with the table saw.|
|Having plugged the ends with beeswax (of course), it made a handy nectar feeder.|
|The start of a slightly 'up market' feeder.|
|Two jar feeder contraptions ready for action.|
|The bee above the wire support appears to be pretty full and slightly tipsy.|