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Author Topic: Fondant fatality  (Read 488 times)
House Bee
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« on: February 09, 2013, 05:15:50 PM »

So all of my hives are are at the top box.  So fondant was out on my hives.  It is sandwiched between wax paper.  Then we had a cold snap with multiple cold days.  It was warm the other day so I checked to make sure it didn't need to be replaced.  One of my hives had a decent number of dead bees on top of the fondant.  I figured that they went up there to munch and froze away from the cluster.  Anybody experience this before?  I have my fondant stored in tupper wear containers.  Could I simply invert these over my top bars?  General thoughts?  

Edit-I am sorry.  I meant to put this in the general beekeeping section, but was already in this section.  So I accidentally put it here.  Mods can move if they'd like.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2013, 09:16:07 PM by Bush_84 » Logged

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Also please excuse the typos.  My iPad autocorrect can be brutal.
Galactic Bee
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 08:12:02 PM »

They should eat it from the bottom up.  Peel back the paper for them.  And with the tubs, ya, just dump it on top. 
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