Yet another newbie question!
It’s late Autumn here and the weather the last month has been more like Winter than Autumn. My hive is not strong but recovering (so I thought) from a major ant infestation in January. More recent inspections revealed good amounts of honey on the frames, but in the last week I decided to feed them sugar syrup 2:1 to see if they took it and needed feeding. They have devoured it and this morning after polishing off a litre in less than 24 hours, they were in a right frenzy, coming and going from the hive, bringing in pollen.
But, it was only 12 degrees © and windy! I noticed a lot of bees with full baskets struggling to hit the landing board. A small number died around the hive with full pollen baskets. Prior to this I spent time ferrying spent bees up to the landing boards using a stick.
Do I continue feeding them 2:1 syrup or something else?
Thanks and PS - there is only a single brood box in the equation.