Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Spanaway, WA
    Posts
    138

    Default Bee taking spilled syrup

    Snapped this earlier today after i spilled some syrup on the inner cover. Though I'd share

    feeding.jpg
    (full rez here: http://s8.postimg.org/pak872cbp/feeding.jpg)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Bloomington In
    Posts
    788

    Default Re: Bee taking spilled syrup

    Be careful spilled syrup, can start robbing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Spanaway, WA
    Posts
    138

    Default Re: Bee taking spilled syrup

    Even if its closed in the inner cover?
    Does robbing only apply if I have more than one hive? (I have only one)
    I'm new to bee keeping so I appologize if these are silly questions.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Bloomington In
    Posts
    788

    Default Re: Bee taking spilled syrup

    one hive may not be a problem. inside is not as bad. good luck and enjoy your bee's.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Rockford, MI
    Posts
    2,706

    Default Re: Bee taking spilled syrup

    No such thing as a silly question when it comes to beekeeping.
    Robbing can occur from a feral hive (or in my case) hives that I didn't know my neighbor (1/2 a mile away) had. lol
    You'll be fine.... but I'd either make a nuc or start another hive.
    Just good insurance is all.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Spanaway, WA
    Posts
    138

    Default Re: Bee taking spilled syrup

    yeah. this is my first hive ever and its not even two weeks old so I don't think I'll have an opportunity to split it this season but if it survives winter the my plan is to split it in two. At this point I didn't want to buy two hives to prevent my self from duplicating mistakes and causing even more grief. But even after two weeks I've learned enough to understand why almost every book/website I've read says its a good idea to start with two.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads