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Offline iddee

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Re: Stimulus feeding
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2020, 01:34:03 pm »
Correct on both.
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Offline MikeyN.C.

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Re: Stimulus feeding
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2020, 02:54:56 pm »
Why u think (weather) or stores ?

Offline yes2matt

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Re: Stimulus feeding
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2020, 04:34:02 pm »
Doolittle and Taylor always said the best stimulation is to leave them enough stores in the fall so they have plenty to spend in the spring. If I fed syrup here right now it would kill my bees with the condensation.  Also, if I succeeded at getting them to raise a lot of brood they would get caught in a cold spell and cold starve.  It does not work well in my location.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm#stimulativefeeding
"Millions of honey at our house" I think is Doolittle's phrase.

I missed that boat in October.  I'm in "plan B" mode.

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