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  1. #1
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    Default Feeding Nuc's

    Hi
    Iím a newish beekeeper I started when I was a teenager and did it for 6 years
    I now started back in my fifties. I started in Central NY and now I find myself
    New Jersey. As a kid I worked with a beekeeper so all the info came from "Bill
    the Bee Guru". Today Iím in a bee association and have a much broader base of
    info. That is great since it's a new world out there.

    I believe a big problem is malnutrition. I beleave that there a lot of smoking guns.
    I have given new hives 4TbsMaple syrup/ Gal sugar syrup when they were flying.
    Did this for the minerals. Didnít see any signs of dysentery. I plan on feeding
    nuc's 1Tbs barley malt/Gal sugar syrup for the ammo acids.
    Any thoughts, OK or should I step away from the ledge?

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    Default Re: Feeding Nuc's

    hmmm. Never heard of feeding either of these. Of course, that doesn't mean people don't feed them--just that I never heard it before. When I want to add amino acids, I feed brewers yeast mixed with sugar syrup and made into a patty. And cider vinegar is good to add to sugar syrup to adjust the pH and add minerals at the same time.

    HTH--oh, and welcome to BeeSource!

    Rusty
    Rusty Hills Farm -- home of AQHA A Rusty Zipper & Rusty's Bees ( LC and T)

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    Default Re: Feeding Nuc's

    Thanks
    Sounds good. Have you tried that in more of a liquid state?

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    Default Re: Feeding Nuc's

    There is a product called MegaBee that can be fed as a liquid. It's available from several of the major bee supply companies.

    HTH

    Rusty
    Rusty Hills Farm -- home of AQHA A Rusty Zipper & Rusty's Bees ( LC and T)

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