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  1. #1
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    Default Feeding honey back to bees

    I have some frames of nectar and honey I would like to feed back to my hive. I read somewhere I could put an inner cover on (I use a screened inner) and put a super on top of that and put the frames of nectar in the super above the IC. Can I put in one or two frames only, or 8 (8 fr meds) or does it matter? I guess my concern is for the extra space that would be there - risk of small hive beetle home, etc.

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    Zone 7b ~ Central Arkansas
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    Default Re: Feeding honey back to bees

    Put an empty box between them and they will bring it down the open space works like an inner cover also.

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    Default Re: Feeding honey back to bees

    Thanks ESB. Is there an advantage to the empty box versus the inner cover? Still wondering - can I just put a few frames, not a full box. Can't think of why it would matter.
    Zone 7b ~ Central Arkansas
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    Default Re: Feeding honey back to bees

    If your bees are the only ones in the area, scratch the cappings and put the frames where your bees find them. The bees will remove the honey in an hour or two. Check to see how they are taking the honey and remove the frames if they are starting to damage the comb.

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