They've had their Autumn feed of 2:1 syrup but success was varied. Hive1 seems to have taken about 2 gallons of syrup, Hive2 has taken about half a gallon. Both those colonies had Adam's Feeders that hold 2 gallons at a time.
|Adam's Feeder of 2:1 syrup|
|Rapid Feeder on Hive3|
The blurry dark things are bees.
This winter I plan to put a sugar board (or candy board if you prefer) on each hive to supplement their winter stores and see then through to spring. Apart from that I still have to do their oxalic acid treatment probably in early December then I'm done till Spring.
Had a look at the bees in Pearson Park Wildlife garden a few weeks ago too. At some point this year they'ed dropped from three hives to one so they've not been having a great year either but when I last checked they were back up to two.
|National Hive and WBC hive in Pearson Park|