Re: when to stop sugar water feeding?
You probably don't HAVE to feed that colony where you are right now but you can if you want. I've found that sometimes bees will stop taking syrup when a flow is on but some colonies take the syrup, the nectar and anything else they can haul in which results in a plugged up hive. If you want to feed go ahead but you're probably fine without doing anything. In my opinion, too many beekeepers feed their bee's without really knowing why they do it, thinking that bees need to be fed in all cases coming out of the winter. I sometimes feed my early packages especially those that were hived on fresh wax foundation but I rarely feed late packages or wintered over bees or even nuc's if the weather is reasonable. In the fall, it's another story depending on the weight of the hive. Light hives get fed, heavy hives probably not.
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