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  1. #1
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    Default feeding to slow

    Just wondering how fast your observation hive takes sugar syrup.
    I am feeding with a jar with holes punched in the top through a
    window screen. I was feeding through a 1/8” screen but changed
    it to the window screen to see if they would take it faster, nope.

    Ok the observation hive is two wide six high for a total
    of 12 medium frames. It is about half full of bees and
    they are razing brood about 3 ˝ “circle at this time, no
    caped honey is visible.
    Paul 15 years 15 hives TF

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    Default Re: feeding to slow

    The thing that makes the biggest difference in how fast my bees take the syrup is the number of holes in the jar lid. The more holes there are, the faster they take it. Some of the lids I have only have a few holes in them and it takes the bees a long time to drain the syrup with those.

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    Default Re: feeding to slow

    Depending on how many holes are in the jar, they can take anywhere from a pint a week to a quart every 2 days.

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    Default Re: feeding to slow

    Quote Originally Posted by ffrtsaxk View Post
    Depending on how many holes are in the jar, they can take anywhere from a pint a week to a quart every 2 days.
    Thanks I will try more holes and let you know how it works.
    Paul 15 years 15 hives TF

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