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    Default Natural Feeding Stimulants

    Kim Flottum in her book "The Backyard Beekeeper" gives the following tip:

    It's a good idea to use natural feeding stimulants in your sugar syrup when feeding packages right away. Nosema and some of the other maladies are encouraged to attack when bees are under stress: cool, rainy spring weather; moving; accepting a new queen; and inadequate or uneven food sources.

    What is a natural feeding stimulant one would add to sugar syrup?
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    Default Re: Natural Feeding Stimulants

    I'm not sure, but he may be refering to lemon juice. Lemon juice has been described as being effective against Nosema.
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    Default Re: Natural Feeding Stimulants

    Could also be referring to some combination of essential oils.

    But if you have to add it, it's not natural. Just sayin', no argument implied.
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    Default Re: Natural Feeding Stimulants

    Perhaps the product is natural, but not its use.
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    Default Re: Natural Feeding Stimulants

    >Kim Flottum in her book "The Backyard Beekeeper" gives the following tip:

    His book... just saying...

    >What is a natural feeding stimulant one would add to sugar syrup?

    I don't agree, but that would be HBH (Honey Bee Healthy) or some generic knockoff of it.
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    Default Re: Natural Feeding Stimulants

    >His book...just sayin...

    I was assuming Kim was a girl...and I know what that makes me...
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    Default Re: Natural Feeding Stimulants

    Sugar isn't bees natural food

    Just saying

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    Default Re: Natural Feeding Stimulants

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjackcoleman View Post
    >His book...just sayin...

    I was assuming Kim was a girl...and I know what that makes me...
    What? Human?
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