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  1. #1
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    clayton,i changed my bees to 4.9 by doing the old fashion shake down ,it was my first time doing this . so as far as feeding, whats good. these were package bees, they had 10 frames filled . will they draw this 4.9 out ok ,is surger water ok, or should i get corn syrup,if so how do you mix it for feeding, just want to get them up an going good.thanks raybo1331

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    Dec 2000
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    crown point, NY, USA
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    Hi,

    will they draw this 4.9 out ok

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    Depends on the bees and the cell size they come off from. Tough fight. I have one colony that refused to regress this year, now producing sections. Will force it down with drawn 4.9 later if possible.

    is surger water ok, or should i get corn syrup,

    reply:

    Either will work. Sugar 1:1 or syrup half water half corn. I use honey to tell the truth. Got 1900 pounds left in storage. Like to stay natural too. But all the above will work. Just measure your cell size often biggest to the outside smallest to the center. Cull as possible. This may take two season to do. So you may need to use FGMO or sugar shake, ect to get through.

    Clay


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