Re: when and how to kill of the hive
We were feeding here up to three weeks ago. Once the rain stopped and the sun came out we are having trouble staying ahead of the bees placing supers but that is agriculture.
I don't understand why you wouldn't feed patties. They cost next to nothing if you make them yourself. Sugar runs about .45 cents a lb at the store. For the price of one package of bees you could buy 250 lbs of sugar. That would feed your 50 colonies for about four or five weeks, enough to get them through the this spell.
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