Fall Feeding
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    Greenville, SC
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    Default Fall Feeding

    Iím a new beek since May and have a 2 deep on. Feeding for quite a while I saw today all frames packed with sugar honey besides 2 frames on the top deep full of brood (didnít check the bottom)
    Should I hold off for a bit or keep feeding.
    Iím located in SC. We still have here 90F and dry as a bone.
    Not sure if there is such thing of over feeding. See attached pics of the 2 middle frames

    Thanks for any advise in advance
    Joerg
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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    frederick, md
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    Default Re: Fall Feeding

    Nice frames. You can overfeed, which can cause a late season swarm. You need to leave some room for brood.

    We check for capped honey frames, we like to have one box full of capped, the second almost completely full. The bottom medium is for the bees and brood. Right now hives with low stores in the mid box are getting a good dose of sugar water.

    A few hives decided to have all the brood in the top box, empty lower boxes, so we put the brood down to the bottom and the empty boxes to the top and added a lot of sugar water. That way they can fill that top box with nectar.
    Zone 6b: 27 hives in Maryland, Carniolan, Italian mix mutts: Still learning - started bees spring of 2014.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Troy, Missouri, USA
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    4

    Default Re: Fall Feeding

    Do you worry about to much moisture in the hive going into Winter?

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