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  1. #1
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    How do you know when to stop feeding the bees in the spring? First year for me.
    Lav

  2. #2
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    Big Grin

    I stop feeding mine when I put Supers on. I don't know if this is correct, but you don't want the bees to put sugar sryup in the super.

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    Sorry about the first reply, didn't realize it was your first year.
    In that case I fed mine from april 15 ( when I hived the bees)thru sept 1 they had drawn out 2 brood chambers each full.

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    Thanks for the reply. Should I wait until there are two full brood Chambers? Did the bees have any honey stored in with the brood?

    lav

  5. #5
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    Cool

    Some beekeepers say as long as the bees are drawing out comb to keep feeding, that's fine it just depends on if there is any natural nectar available. I just stop when I put supers on. And yes, the Top 3rd of some frames were capped with honey in both brood chambers.

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