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Feeding Early Spring Protein Supplement

Winter has morphed into Spring almost overnight in the Northeast. What is a honey bee to do when nothing is yet blooming, meaning that fresh pollen for brood rearing is unavailable? Feeding a pollen substitute patty inside the hive is … Continue reading

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Emergency late summer/pre-fall bloom feeding

Please check your bees to determine if they required feeding.  In some locations there are NO flowers in bloom and bees are extremely low on stores.  Several individuals have told me that their bees are on the verge of starving.  … Continue reading

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Late fall or winter feeding

If hives need feeding late in the fall or during winter, sugar syrup should not be used, as the extra liquid may promote dysentery.  Too much moisture in the hive can also chill the bees.  Rather, fondant or sugar paste … Continue reading

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