Re: Stimulating bees
Many people agree that bees won't take syrup unless the syrup is at least 50 degrees. But syrup doesn't warm up as fast as the outdoor air, so cold nights may result in chilled syrup even though daytime air temperatures are above 50 degrees.
If it is warm enough to feed syrup at this time of year, the goal would be for the bees to use it up for their daily needs, not to store it.
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