Re: Dry sugar feeding - who invented?
I have no idea.
Originally Posted by Fivej
Probably general issue everywhere.
My Dad always had terrible time trying to feed bees the sugar syrup in winter (in shed) - did not work very well.
He did not know in 1960s-1970s of trivially using dry sugar for emergency winter feeding.
They in Russia and Eastern Euro are largely unaware of dry sugar feeding.
Somehow they lost this general knowledge along the way (partially because it was declared that the old ways and ideas were bad and to be thrown away).
I always thought a guy nicknamed "Mountain Camp" came up with this dry sugar feeding thing.
Then read this 1917 book and what do I see?
Dry sugar feeding.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.