I added jar feeders full of honey to some of my hives about two weeks ago (the last time it was about 10Â°C / 50Â°F). The bees emptied the jars, so today I added some jars full of crystallized honey. And guess what? They like it!The weather stinks. It’s so cold the bees can barely do anything. None of my colonies are in great shape and this weather doesn’t help. Stupid weather.
June 15th, 2016: Here’s a better example of it from 2013:
The honey in the video was rock solid crystallized honey. That seems like the best way to do it.
Stupid weather is right! This honey should keep your bees busy for awhile. By the way, gorgeous photograph.
Love this photo! I feed crystallized honey to my girls, too, and they make very quick work of it. Much better for them than sugar. Fingers crossed that your weather turns soon.