I hoped to not be feeding, but I got so busy in Aug/Sept that I believe my 2 original hives swarmed. Their populations were so down when I checked in Sept, that I thought perhaps they were dying. But, they both have queens but almost no stores.
Since it was my poor management and probably not their genetics that caused this situation, I want to feed them this one winter.
I've read about sugar feeding on the floor of the hive. Do I just dump a pile in the back? It seems I would want it under their winter cluster, but how do I get the sugar there without pulling back the bars, breaking all the attachments, and cracking open the propolised bars?
Thanks. I bet this one is really obvious, but I just am not coming up with ideas.