Hive checks (12/1/2012)
It got up to about 50F today so did a quick check on the excess sugar supplies in several hives and found that all except the Rebel hive had cleaned up the reserves I left for them. I added more sugar to Plum Creek, Geeks, Architects, Gluttons, Icon Daughter Nuc and Librarian Daughter Nuc. All hives except the Librarian Daughter Nuc had good activity and I suspect the cluster in this nuc is just too small to break at 50F.
Hive checks (12/9/2012)
Checked the Surf and Sand hives today to give them sugar. It was 40F and no one was flying but a few came back to see what I was doing at the back of the Surf hive. I was also glad to see the moisture issue in the Surf hive was gone and the back of the hive was nice and dry. The Sand hive got sugar as well even though they still had a little left. No one came to greet me, but they have a lot of comb in that hive and I was much further away from the cluster.
Back to the bees.