Feeding Bees

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    • #2634
      Gary

      Hello,

      When should I start feeding my bees and what is the best feed to use? I gather sugar syrup but never know th ecorrect mix.

    • #2635
      Gary

      Have you tried JustEat?

    • #2636
      Fred

      When do I need to add my first super to the brood?

    • #2642
      Chris Paxford

      It’s still a bit chilly for syrup so it’s fondant for now

    • #2643
      Gary

      Chris,

      Thanks – I sort of thought that might be the case

    • #2644
      Tim N

      As Chris said recently – – – if you can’t get to your bees for a while because of self isolation,or illness, it would be a good idea to give your bees some space in the form of a super or two. This could prevent them swarming.

    • #2645
      Gary

      Hi Tim,

      Added a super to my ‘strong’ hive a few days ago and it’s already half full of bees!

    • #2678
      Chris+Paxford

      The flowers and the sun are out! Hopefully they can now feed themselves!!

    • #2679
      Gary

      Indeed – mine are now bringing in loads of pollen quite a change in the volume in just the last 2 days. Full inspection today – and one of my hives already has a super on and I suspect might need a second!

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