Inside the hive: a January inspection, propolizing the entrance


Doug Hardwick has sent us the pictures of what he found earlier this month when he inspected one of his hives and fed the bees. Here’s what he wrote:

The first pictures show one of my hives and all of the propolis at the entrance.

Interesting question: Since we know that ventilation is important, and many people use screened bottom boards, why would bees do this to themselves on a solid bottom board?

Other pictures show this feed, a mixture of sugar, bee-pro (a pollen substitute) sugar syrup and honey b healthy. They obiously seem to like it. First pics are about 30 minutes after feeding. The last: 24 hours after feeding.

Thanks, Doug.

Propolis in entrance

See more pictures on the article page.

30 minutes after feeding

24 hours after feeding

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