Jump to content

Feed requirements for winter


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 4
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

How much sugar syrup should I plan on needing for the winter, per hive?  Thanks.

I aim to leave them each colony with one box chocka. If the flow stops early I may feed to top them up.

Sadly that's an unknown quantity as the year just gone I was feeding hives in right up till early November at some sites as they had an early flow on September built up numbers then the flow stopped and they ran out of food....best to feed in autumn to build up stores then early spring to bring on new bees... as feeding during winter tends to shorten winter bees lifespan as they are working to process the sugar...

Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...