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Little Legs' is in intensive care

Little Legs' hive looks smaller, not bigger this week.  Hardly any buzzing around at the entrance despite it being a nice day.  Little Legs is still there though, with 2 frames of sealed brood; perhaps the patches are about the same size as last week - or I could just be being hopeful....  I've went into medical emergency mode: I've narrowed the hive entrance (the equivalent of making the bed with 'hospital corners') and I've given them a rapid feeder with 1kg of sugar dissolved in water - it's really syrupy, and like being wired up to a drip for them. It should take the strain off the hive a bit while they get over this tricky stage.  I'll be checking the patient during the week and keeping the feeder topped up, will report on progress next weekend

Little Legs' hive isn't viable

Here come the boys!