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  1. #1
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    Oct 2011
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    Grayson, KY
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    Default Their hungry today!

    We've been feeding for several weeks now using baggies. Early today we put three quarts on each hive. We checked about 6 hours later and they had already consumed every last drop. Is this normal? Thought we had a leak but didn't.

    If I put a queen excluder on now while feeding would it help later to "train" them to cross the excluder?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Washington County, Maine
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    Default Re: Their hungry today!

    Sounds like the girls wanted feed. But why are you feeding them? Are they a new hive with cells to draw? If not at least in my area bees are storing new nectar bringing in pollen so there is no need to feed established hives here.
    Master Beekeeper (EAS) and Master Gardener (U Maine CE) www.beeberrywoods.com

  3. #3
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    Oct 2011
    Location
    Grayson, KY
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    Default Re: Their hungry today!

    The hives had some bad mite problems when I got them. I fed them after treatment to help get their numbers up and stronger.

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