It's important to treat them for the Varroa now, before tucking them into bed for the Winter, so we're going to rethink the feeder design. We need them fattened up by Halloween, when the beekeeping season comes to an end. Time is running out on us!
BTW, the only organic honey I could find was imported from Canada, so I was faced with a dilemma. Organic and better for the bees but with a huge carbon footprint, or something produced locally but potentially containing fertlizer and who knows what? I opted for Clark's raw & unfiltered clover honey from Fort Lupton, CO, which is about 35 miles north of home.