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  1. #1
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    Default Too early for packages?

    Not here!

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    I shook these two for someone that wants to start a couple top bar hives.

    I'm thankful for all he feedback I received on a past thread I started. The advise gave me lots to think about and help me avoid some problems.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...t=Package+crew

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    Default Re: Too early for packages?

    I am jealous - I am staring at 5 months of winter ahead of me.

    I guess I need this time to catch up on equipment, but still!

    Great looking packages, by the way!

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    Default Re: Too early for packages?

    What did you end up using for a feed can?
    Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. -Frank Zappa

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    Default Re: Too early for packages?

    Can is opened on one end and filled with sugar candy.

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    Default Re: Too early for packages?

    Was wondering if you just gave them a can of peaches. Seems like it would work.
    Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. -Frank Zappa

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    Default Re: Too early for packages?

    When I read your opening post, I was thinking similarly. I've sold nucs, even in the Winter, here. If there were recently some nice rains, they could take off on their own. If there were a dearth, they'll still get going with some generous feeding. There is not really any time of year where interacting with the bees is not possible.

    There are pros and cons to living in the desert Southwest. Being able to work with the bees, year-'round I consider one of the pros.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
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    Default Re: Too early for packages?

    I always recommend keeping feed availible until they are established. If they can be fed without causing additional problems it doesn't hurt to error on the safe side

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