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Probably a stupid question but my hives have used up all their stores I'm currently feeding them feedbee patties,  do I need to also feed them sugar syrup? I'd assumed not because I made the patties with sugar syrup but they don't seem to be storing any? ¬¬

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I dunno about the patties. If the weather is ok & the bees are flying I wouldn't be worried about feeding. Different story maybe if you're looking down the barrel of 

a week of solid crud & your bees have lots of brood.

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If they have no nectar stores then feed them sugar but only until the flow starts... so small amounts often

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no stores? easy answer. feed sugar syrup.

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Check the upper corners of the brood frames @anniiee, if there is little or no nectar present they will starve if you don't feed syrup pronto. A hive can crash quickly so if in doubt feed e'm syrup till they are getting enough on their own.

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Thank you everyone, yes lots of brood so I'll put a feeder on tonight :-) 

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11 hours ago, anniiee said:

Thank you everyone, yes lots of brood so I'll put a feeder on tonight :-) 

2 litres will be enough for a start 

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