Feeder1.jpgHi Cleo, Thanks for your comments. The feeding with this floater method worked great, but I think the container got emptied in 2-3 hours!! I used 1 cup of sugar in 1.5 cup of water. With other methods (open feeding), it used to last for 2-3 days. There was no drowning now, but I saw one or two dead presumably because of overload of sugar?
Our climate here is tropical, (supposed to be) winter temp (Nov-Feb) is 80 deg F. Due to rains, our bee expert here suggested feeding.
Questions: 1. Is feeding necessary in our climate here in South India? 2. How often & Qty?
....are you referring to overfeeding here?
I also have learned that if too much syrup is in the container for the bees to clean by mid-afternoon, the bees that do get in the syrup will die, however, if the bees take all the syrup by mid-afternoon, they will then lick and clean any bees that were saturated and there will be virtually no dead bees.