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Offline Jim 134

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Re: Insulated feeding in cool weather
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 02:46:24 am »
I did put up reply #1. I feed like this. After freezing temperatures in the fall if needed. To about Christmas time. Stop in January and February. Will start  doing this again around the first week or second week in March if needed . If I need to feed in January and February I will feed candy. My hives are in Southeastern Vermont.

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Re: Insulated feeding in cool weather
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2017, 10:32:58 pm »
I figure this is good for spring feeding once the temp gets to about low 40's or higher during the day. This is to stimulate brood rearing - if I was concerned with them running out of food in February I would feed dry sugar. Similarly, I wouldn't use it past say, mid-October up here, so as to avoid a lot of uncapped syrup and moisture in the hive going into cold weather.