New hive - half filled out - the girls have been working on this hive since the end of May. I've had the hive since the middle of June. We've been feeding them inside the hive with sugar syrup in jar feeders. My daughter, who is quite the naturalist, wants us to stop feeding them. She says we shouldn't be feeding them at all. We always understood that we have to feed them because it's a new hive and they need the resources to draw out the hive and prepare for winter. Is our thinking correct? Somewhere I read that you stop feeding them when they stop taking the feed. I think, even if there are lots of natural feed available, who wouldn't go for the easy juice.... We think we are to feed Langstroth & TBH in the early spring every year and then stop till winter feeding. But since these are newly establishing hives, that we feed until the hives are drawn out. Thoughts??
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