Re: Honey Bee Healthy ? Yea, Nay or "Meh"?
Mike does cite some pretty detailed studies that among other things talk about the ill effects of even supplemental feeding. One needs to use some reason and common sense in all things beekeeping as things are never this black and white (you are a practical man right? ). My experience is that supplements such as HBH are essentially feeding stimulants and nothing else, bees love them and yes they will promote robbing. I don't think there is any real proof they are much more than that. I personally have quit treating for Nosema and perhaps coincidentally and perhaps not our bees have improved considerably. Essential oil mite treatments, though, have clearly been a savior for our operation. Knock them if you will but I will keep using them as needed as long as I continue to see the results that I have.
Last edited by jim lyon; 05-05-2012 at 08:56 PM.
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