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  1. #1
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    Default feeding dry sugar

    not that anybody really cares but I've posted a kind lousy video of my bees eating dry sugar in the past and I made a little better one

    http://vimeo.com/9880452

    spring is about to bust loose here and this got all the bugs through the winter

    Dave

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    Default Re: feeding dry sugar

    Nicely done.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

  3. #3
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    Default Re: feeding dry sugar

    It didn't look like they were eating the pollen patty. How long had it been on?
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



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    Default Re: feeding dry sugar

    Mark

    It's been on about a week and they aren't too interested
    They've nibbled it some but not much, the Maples are blooming here but the weather has been too lousy for much foraging.
    Gonna be 60 on Sunday, I'll open em up and look for brood

    Dave

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    Default Re: feeding dry sugar

    Pollen Patties must be placed on the top bars very close to (~2 inches?) the brood early in the season. Later on, when colonies are strong and the weather is warm, apparently bees will travel farther to eat them.

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    Default Re: feeding dry sugar

    what kind of patty, brand? we use only megabee and our bees eat them quick
    A government large enough to provide everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have. T. Jefferson

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    Default Re: feeding dry sugar

    PK

    they/re Megabee pre-made patties
    maybe I can get them closer to brood this weekend

    Dave

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    Default Re: feeding dry sugar

    yeah we put them right on top of the brood, they ate them all gone even during our maple bloom
    A government large enough to provide everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have. T. Jefferson

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    Default Re: feeding dry sugar

    Thanks for sharing. They look great and so calm, are they Carniolans?

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    Default Re: feeding dry sugar

    are they Carniolans?
    purebred mutts

    Dave

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