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  1. Bee Forum
    Does anybody know how could I preserve longer sugar syrup inside the hive? I have around 50 hives and I'm in south Texas. The syrup becomes sour after a week during the hot months and have to get rid of that syrup and feed again. Sometimes the bees leave too much and it all goes down the drain...
  2. Welcome Forum
    I have noticed a lot more dead bees on the ground than ever. I am removing Apivar this week after 6 weeks of treatment. I have been feeding with syrup 2-1 radio and they have been taking it all alone. I have added up Hive Alive to my feeding and have followed the radio per liter correctly. So I...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Kim Flottum in her book "The Backyard Beekeeper" gives the following tip: It's a good idea to use natural feeding stimulants in your sugar syrup when feeding packages right away. Nosema and some of the other maladies are encouraged to attack when bees are under stress: cool, rainy spring...
  4. Bee Forum
    In the ABJ for May and June 2009 there was an article by Larry Connor about Miksa honey farms. It was mentioned that various additives are made to the feed given to the colonies. Ingredients such as lemon juice, cinnamon, coconut milk... Any ideas about why and when these are used would be...
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