Re: Just Curious
You can do that, but it isn't the Mountain Camp Method and it's a waste of sugar.
Originally Posted by psfred
For a number of year, when I took hives to SC for the Winter, from NY, I would put a feeder rim on top of an open hive lay in one or two sheets of newspaper and pour 5 lbs of sugar. Never wet anything. Bees resperation provided the needed moisture to dampen the paper and the sugar. That 5 lbs of sugar gave the colony approzimately another month's food. I consider it extender, not emergency. No more emergency than feeding corn syrup and it's right where the bees can get to it, above them.
This method of feeding dry sugar has been around for ages and was always refered to as dry sugar feeding. It was only here on beesource about 4 years ago that we started refering to it as The MountainCamp Method. Catchy.
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