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  1. #1
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    I pulled the SBB today and replaced it with a solid board. That stirred them up quite a bit, bees were following me around for 10 minutes. There was a beard of bees outside the front for a half hoor, probably spoiled from having the ventilation during the summer.
    Refilled feeder, but am wondering when I should remove it? Is there a certain temp range where top feeders should be removed? Bees are still taking sugar syrup, but have slowed down to 1 gallon every 2 1/2 weeks.

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    jfischer Guest

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    > Is there a certain temp range where top
    > feeders should be removed?

    The bees themselves answer most questions
    of this sort much better than a random
    collection of people on the internet.

    > Bees are still taking sugar syrup, but
    > have slowed down to 1 gallon every 2 1/2
    > weeks.

    That's is the bees' answer - they are nearly
    done. At some point it will be too cold for
    them to use the feeder.



  3. #3
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    I don't do it, but some people leave them on all winter. Climate probably has something to do with how well that would work. I'd be afraid of too much moisture when it's really cold, so, as Jim suggested, I'd take it off when the bees no longer take the syrup.

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