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Feed Syrup?
« on: December 30, 2019, 12:29:22 pm »
It's going to warm up a bit here and I'm wondering if I can put some syrup on the hives to boost their stores. The forecast is Today Hi: 48 Lo: 43 Tuesday Hi: 49 Lo: 45 Wednsday Hi: 49 Lo: 38 Thursday Hi: 43 Lo: 38 Friday Hi: 50 Lo: 41
3 hives, 1 year. I need a bigger bee yard

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Re: Feed Syrup?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 02:27:00 pm »
With those conditions I would not feed Surat water.
If they need food I would feed them mountain camp or put the sugar in a quart jar, dampen it a little and give it to them like you would a quart of sugar water.
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Re: Feed Syrup?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2019, 02:28:34 pm »
With those conditions I would not feed Surat water.
If they need food I would feed them mountain camp or put the sugar in a quart jar, dampen it a little and give it to them like you would a quart of sugar water.
Jim Altmiller

Ok I am already feeding sugar but they arent taking much and though they would like sugar syrup more.
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Re: Feed Syrup?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2019, 03:58:44 pm »
Too cold. It would cause too much condensation dripping in the hive. 
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Re: Feed Syrup?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2019, 09:54:40 pm »
Too cold. It would cause too much condensation dripping in the hive. 
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Ok thanks for the help
3 hives, 1 year. I need a bigger bee yard