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  1. #1
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    Sep 2010
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    Neodesha, KS
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    Default Feeding hives during the winter

    I have about 5 hives that are weak in stores to get them through the rest of the winter. What would everyone reccomend a plan to feed them to get them through to spring?

    Dry sugar and pollen patties?

    Syrup 1:1 mix and pollen patties?

    I am listening to all information as I need to get them something by next weekend or they are going to starve out. Thanks

  2. #2
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    Feb 2006
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    Massillon, Ohio
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    Default Re: Feeding hives during the winter

    It's the wrong time of year for syrup. Dry sugar would be the quickest way to give them emergency feed. Fondant would work as well. Pollen patties are ok but if the hives are very light the main thing is to make sugar available right away.

    Do searches for "Dry Sugar", "Mountain Camp", or "Fondant" and you will find more information about it. You are not alone, there are a lot of people in the same boat.
    To everything there is a season....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
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    S Hadley, Massachusetts USA
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    Default Re: Feeding hives during the winter

    Dry sugar, candy boards, or frames of capped honey saved for this purpose.
    Pearl City Apiary Michael and Loucil Bach

  4. #4
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    Feb 2011
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    Pittsburgh, PA
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    Smile Re: Feeding hives during the winter

    Im really pressed for time or id make the myself and only have a few hives. So i went the easy route and bought Dadant winter patties. Mine were also light. Not the cheapest route, but path of least resistance?


    QUOTE=mleck;887434]I have about 5 hives that are weak in stores to get them through the rest of the winter. What would everyone reccomend a plan to feed them to get them through to spring?

    Dry sugar and pollen patties?

    Syrup 1:1 mix and pollen patties?

    I am listening to all information as I need to get them something by next weekend or they are going to starve out. Thanks[/QUOTE]

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