There have been a few days with high enough temperatures that the bees are coming out to defecate. Hurray!
I've begun feeding the bees because there is absolutely nothing out there for them to eat! I'm pulling a double pronged attack to address the roller coaster temperatures we're having. I've put a bag of 1:1 sugar syrup on top of the hive for the warm weather and a patty of fondant for when the weather turns cold. I'm pampering them, but it sure pays off if they make it!
A friend posted this picture from Facebook. Absolutely beautiful and chilling at the same time!