Re: Is it time for Sugar water?
I'm just south of you in there in Denton, near Granbury. Hot as hell this month. Dry as a desert too. I'm using boardman feeders for straight water and they are taking a quart in five days, plus their usual at our bird feeders. There is a small honey flow here along the Brazos river, even a little pollen going in...but pollen reserves are low.
Feeding a NUC sugar water with vitamin C now. Have gone to a thin sugar content: 1:2, inverted Sugar/water to help cool the hive with the evaporation involved with processing the syrup (13% humidity tonight). Have ordered BeePro to arrive soon. After some reading, I want to be sure the bees enter winter with adequate protein and stored sugar/honey reserves. Looking to get the levels of vitellogenin high enough to make "fat bees".
Last edited by Lburou; 08-13-2012 at 09:26 PM.
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