My hives made it through the winter, but not without feedings, as two were robbed out last fall. I fed both syrup and raw sugar as weather permitted.
Temps in mid-seventies, pollen comming in. Yesterday I checked for brood, which I found in all hives. Fed sugar syrup to two hives and raw sugar to one, as I have only two hive-top feeders. They took all of the syrup and I fed another 1/2 gallon again today.
Put another deep yesterday, on the hive that is booming. Planning on running double deeps on all, then supering on top of that.
When should I put a deep on the weakest hive, the one I'm feeding the raw sugar? Now, to build up comb from full frames of foundation for brood production, or wait? Until when?