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Offline Mech

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I could use some tips on feeding
« on: August 03, 2017, 06:50:00 pm »
Hi folks,
I haven't fed since my first year of bee keeping.
I started out with the entrance feeding jars then later baught a couple feeding frames with the floating screens.
I quit feeding because I always left them enough honey for the winter.
This year I was thinking of taking most of the honey and feeding them for their winter needs.
I recently saw an advertisement on the two frame frame feeder.
Are these any good?
Is there something easier?
I have heard of bag feeders they sound good but I have never seen one .
What would you recommend?
I have 9 hives and they mostly 3 deep with 3 supers.
Thank you.

Offline Eric Bosworth

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Re: I could use some tips on feeding
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 08:47:32 pm »
I personally would rather leave enough honey but when I do feed I feed bricks. I take a bag of sugar and leave it open on hot humid days and it solidifies. Then I take empty foundationless frames put the brick in them and put it in a box on top. You could skip the frames and just use the box but then they could make a mess of comb on the cover.
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Offline little john

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Re: I could use some tips on feeding
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 04:00:47 am »
For the feeding of such large hives I'd recommend using large capacity 'rapid feeders', such as the Miller design.
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Re: I could use some tips on feeding
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2017, 04:55:17 pm »
The frame feeders from Mann Lake with the hooks and ladders work well.
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