This is our first September with bees. Although we’ve done a bunch of reading and gone to the beekeepers association meetings, we still don’t really know what to expect. There is a lot of action in and out of the hive and, from my limited background, what appears to be a lot of pollen still available.
We have been feeding the bees (2:1 sugar water) but I’m not sure how much to give them. They consumed large quantities in a short time so hopefully they are staying healthy. Next year we’ll have to keep track of how much we feed them so we can do some annual comparisons.
There’s still a lot of flowers available – many in our yard so it’s fun to see our bees on the flowers. A few photos give you an idea on the number of bees.
And, check out this video. It seems the guard bees are still doing their job!