Newbee here. I got two nucs on May 21, 2011. I went "foundationless". They stopped making comb in mid August. I used Apiguard in September, 2011. I've had dry sugar on them all winter. It was a "non-winter" sort of winter here in southeast Massachusetts. They constantly chewed away at the sugar. I was worried. I still worry.
Both hives made it! Battin' 1,000. This week is warm here. I put sugar syrup in the hives yesterday.
Now what do I do?