I started feeding for buildup to get ready for the citrus blossum bloom next month here in FL. I will be putting my hives on a orange grove.
I am feeding 1:1 and for 2 of the 3 hives, the queen is definately started laying well.
My question relates to the consumption or storage of the sugar water. All 3 hives have a super that is about half full of honey. I assume that if I extract this, it will have "sugar water" honey in it. On the other hand I have read that the bees will not store 1:1 but rather just consume it. Is this true.
If they are storing it, I guess I just need to extract it and put it aside to feed back to them next fall.