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  1. #1
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    Default Honey Bee Healthy

    I found the recipe for it here. I read that it will really help a hive buildup. I made some and fed it to a nuc I have been nursing a long. Even though I have an entrance block with a 1/4" hole, the nuc was robbed dead in 1 day! Don't feed this stuff to a weak hive!

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Honey Bee Healthy

    Hello i feed it to my nucs and i also open feed i feed honey bee healthy to a small swarm i caught a feww weeks ago and they have really stored it and drawing out comb i also fed it to several other hives and i had no problemn with robbing i did the same as you but i fed it to mine at night when they are in the hives for the nite.


    Thomas Yancey

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Honey Bee Healthy

    Yeah, most beeks will suggest if you feed one hive, you better feed them all or robbing will ensue.

    Which recipe did you find?

    Grant
    Jackson, MO
    Beekeeping With Twenty-five Hives: https://www.createspace.com/4152725

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Honey Bee Healthy

    I made some and fed it to a nuc
    What method of feeding did you use?
    Hopefully not a Boardman style entrance feeder.
    Regards,
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  5. #5
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    Phelps Co. Missouri USA
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    Default Re: Honey Bee Healthy

    I feed homemade HBH to nukes using top feeders, with 3/8 x 1/2 bottom openings. These are situated among the other apiary hives.
    Haven't been robbed out yet.

    Every once in a while things do happen I suppose, but not every time !!

    Boardman feeders should be outlawed, especially if not used in the best found method.

    Good Luck

    PCM

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Honey Bee Healthy

    I use a 2 frame feeder, with the little cages that extend down into the the syrup. I did a seach on the home page here, for honey b healthy recipe. Michael Bush has it listed. It uses lecthin, spearmint, lemongrass and sugar.

  7. #7
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    Murfreesboro, TN, USA
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    Default Re: Honey Bee Healthy

    Feed them "all" using a 5-gallon bucket and a float. Bees are too busy consuming the SW in the bucket to rob! The 10 hives in my back yard will empty a 5-gallon bucket in around 4 hours. Did so today but it might have been more like 6 hours since it's cooler now.
    De Colores,
    Ken

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