« Last post by Richard M on March 04, 2015, 11:18:19 PM »
I don't think so,we have a number of big flowering gums in the area which are still going strong and I'm seeing my bees on them (they're quite distinctive) up to 1.5km away, also plenty of flowering still in people's gardens (I'm in the burbs), so I think the flow's still happening - they've drawn a couple of frames in the last two weeks alone and that was on a small serve, maybe only a litre of syrup to begin with as I had them closed down for 9 days while I introduced the queens and couldn't top it up as I was minimising disturbance.
As I said, both hives were taking up the syrup with gusto, it's just this one that stopped as soon as I changed out the syrup for a richer mix - literally a 15 min changeover.
So you think weaker mix might be better then?
I take your point on the backfilling issue - will have to watch out for that.