Peeked in the hives yesterday and added a bit more sugar candy to the hives that need it, or repositioned the candy closer to the bees. As you can see, they munch a hole up through the middle of the candy and it helps to then slowly slide the candy closer to them.
|Close up of bees with sugar candy|
|Peeking in top of the hive|
When nectar starts flowing and the temperatures warm, I will remove the remnants of candy and the wooden spacer so that the bees don't build comb in the space. (I usually do this a little too late and they get started building a little comb here, but I'll try to be ahead of them this year!)