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Offline lastfling

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Long Lang stores and feeding
« on: September 19, 2016, 02:30:43 pm »
I started my long lang this past spring with a nuc installation - so, as you've probably guessed I'm fairly new at this and would appreciate any and all advice.  During July inspection I had several frames of capped honey and bunches of bees.  Fast forward to Friday two weeks ago -- I inspected each frame and found no frames of capped honey, a little uncapped on several partial frames, scattered brood, and once again - a  lot of bees.  With the lack of stores I figured I needed to do something to help them build up for winter.  It's been extremely dry for the past month and I assume they have eaten what stores they had managed to put up.  I have just put on the third gallon of 2:1 syrup yesterday as they have been going thru a gallon every 4-5 days.  Am I on the right track and if not I'm certainly open to suggestions.  Thanks!

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Long Lang stores and feeding
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 02:52:40 pm »
Ask around to see what a hive should weigh going into winter in your climate.  Feed to that target.  This, of course, assumes a strong hive.  If it's not, then adjust accordingly.
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