First aid in the event of an accident in the winter bee colony

During the wintering of bees, there are often accidents. In order to avoid losses, emergency measures should be taken immediately. First, bees lack honey: due to overwintering lack of feed, or poor quality, or crystallization of yeast and other reasons cause lack of honey, should pay close attention to replenishment of feed. Store the honey spleen in the room for a warm day and then swap it into the colony. Spleen pay attention to the extra empty spleen, honey spleen should be close to the hive. You can also warm up the honey melt, or 2 parts of sugar on a water heating melt, cooling to about 25 °C into the empty spleen, until the spleen is not dropping honey into the bee colony. Second, the bees are thirsty: the relative humidity of bees in the winter should be in the range of 75-85%. If the weather is dry, and the climate is cold, it will easily increase the feed concentration, and even cause crystallization, resulting in bee colony thirst, irritability and scattered groups. At this point with clean cotton dipped in water at the nest entrance, can be seen out of bees swarm. Once thirst occurs, crystal honey spleen should be replaced with mature honey spleen as soon as possible, or cotton swabs should be taken from the nest door to the bottom of the box for bees to feed. Third, the bee colony suspended: winter temperatures dropped below 1 °C, or thin ice after the outdoor static water, if not packaged, or poor insulation, or hunger and other reasons, will cause the bee colony. At this time, the bee colony should be moved to a warm room in the evening, and the bees should be opened, and the suspended bees should be sprayed with warm honey water that does not exceed 20°C, and they can be saved. After being saved, make up the feed, reduce the room temperature, and then pack it and then carry it to the outside for packaging. Let it continue the winter. Fourth, the bee colony lost: During the winter, if you see the bees from the group, shocked inside and outside the nest door, indicating that the bee colony was lost, should be combined with the king bee group or intervention in a reserve bee. China Agricultural Network Editor