Added syrup to the feeding trays, they were all empty. And the bees had devoured all the "spare" honey on the langstroth frames in hive #9, so we have abandoned any plans to build a new hive there. So, we're out of sugar and will have to make a trip to the wholesaler. At about 1e per kilo for sugar, the cost of feeding them through the autumn and winter is significant.
Also bought myself a book on beekeeping
Peter knows only the Finnish and Swedish words for all the beekeeping paraphernalia so I decided I need my own manual, then I can learn all the proper technical terms and sound like a real pro!