Re: How much honey do I leave the bees?
I left them a deep last year and they really did not touch it until spring. When they started building up in March they went through it fairly fast. So either leave them honey or be ready to feed in the spring. I think a single hive could plow through about 5 gallons of sugar water in a couple of weeks during build up. no measuring their just a guesstimate. I will be leaving a med super on each hive this fall. I woudl rather have the insurance that honey is already on the hive than miss the start of the build up.
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