|Heléna being Hived|
Typically one is supposed to feed the bees Fumagilin at this stage to fend off Nosema (dysentery). I want to back away from all these chemical treatments so i didn't. They had Apple Cider Vinegar and Thyme oil added to the syrup instead. Those will help with both Nosema & Varroa without being too harsh. If i don't see any signs of Nosema I'll not use the Fumagilin at all. So far no colony has been given any this year.
This hive is all foundationless. They should draw it out faster so they will have brood sooner, so everyone tells me anyhow.