New beek here. I am from North-East Victoria. I recived my hive around 10 days ago. I am preparing to do my 2nd inspection tomorrow! I obviously got the Hive in early autumn, so it can be some cold days and some hot ones.
Being autumn in my location, there aren’t too many flowers about.
My bees had around 5ish of the 8 frames full, so they have still got a long way to build up. I have a feeder that I have yet to put on, as I just solved my ant issue by putting anti-ant legs on.
With two month left until Winter I just have a few questions for you guys:
(where it gets frosty/rainy)
-I have a top feeder, should I put it on now?
-Should I just wait to put my super on until spring?
-I haven’t seen too much pollen pants out the front, is this a good indication to put my feeder on?
-What else can I do to help my bees before winter?
-Is there any way to insulate the hive, i.e giving them a space heater and hot chocolate?