Had looked at start of March to see which colonies had survived the Winter. Fortunately all 3 have survived, but not very strong so decided to feed half a block, 1.25Kg, Ambrosia to each of them. Weather was fine and sunny but still chilly around 10C. So didn’t inspect just added an eke plus the fondant. First time I have used Ambrosia so will be watching the progress of the colonies in the coming weeks.
quite a lot of forage about with early blossoms, hazel catkins and crocuses.
13th March – checked on how colonies are taking down the Ambrosia. Not much eaten in Aqua and Blue but Denim was half way through so added another 1.25Kg.
27th March – checked on Ambrosia intake.
Aqua -still over half left. Just 2 seams of bees, so not very strong
Blue – none left, so added another half block. 5 seams of bees, strongest of the three
Denim – none left, so added another half block. 4 seams of bees