Winter Sugar Snack

 One of my bee colonies enjoying a sugar patty winter snack.

One of my bee colonies enjoying a sugar patty winter snack.

Honeybees make honey for winter food but having lost a colony to starvation, I hedge my bets with sugar patties. The concoction is simple to make in pie tins so they easily dry out. Once ready, I add them to my wired feeding shims on top of the hive, and where the colony is clustered, so they can easily find it.

On a nice warm early February 2016 day, I found them snacking away.

Charlotte