Time to feed the bees so that they build up in time for splits and the nectar flow.
I have 12 hives so I am trying open feeding this year. I made a float from EPS board (DTFB). The first version had 3/8" holes since that is bee space. Bees like 3/8" they will not try to make it smaller (in a hive ) by adding comb and they will not try to seal it off with propolis.
The paper is easily removed by running under hot water and it floats nicely on the top of the sugar solution. However, these 3/8" holes were too big and too may bees got covered in sugar or drowned. I then made one with 3/16" holes which the bees will not fit through and they can still reach the sugar.
However, one smaller native bee tried to get through the smaller hole to access the sugar and got stuck.
There were a few honey bees that got too cold when the sun started going down and the bucket was shadowed, but they revived when I put them in the sun.