I have started feeding my bees with 1:1 syrup.
The reason I am feeding is that there are signs that nectar flow is a bit light at the moment. The New Holland Honeyeaters and Red Wattlebirds have moved out, normally they are here in much greater numbers.
They guzzled 3 jars of 375ml over 3 days, I had a gap of two days then fed them another jar.
One of my hives guzzled the 4th jar in 24 hours but the other had only consumed half of the jar.
When I looked at the holes in the jar lid I could see that they had plugged all of the holes with propolis.
Is this normal behaviour?
My hives are both Flowhive 2 and the syrup jar sits over the hole in the top board. Both hives have a super and the girls are slowly waxing up the flow frames and starting to fill the cells.