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  1. For Sale
    I have five 275 gallon totes of Sucrose syrup available. 100% sugar cane derived. The pH is 5.3. The syrup is light, young, and not cloudy. This is what we use to feed our bees as well and the bees winter and build up well on it. This product can be diluted to make one to 1:1 or be fed straight...
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    Laurel and I keep 300+ colonies. We both kept bees before we were married and struggled in the early years with consistency and having large amounts of healthy hives year after year. Here are a couple of the things we didnt know over a decade ago that we do now to maintain our beekeeping...
  3. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Hello: I am in Southern Maine in case anyone can recommend a local source that would be great. If not does anyone have a recommendation on where to order? Brushy Mountain has it for $18 per pound and the shipping is $11.00. The shipping cost is so high. All suggestions appreciated. Best Marcy
  4. Diseases and Pests
    FYI. Last year beekeepers in Northern California we’re starting to notice Small Hive Beetles in their hives. The feelings were they were coming in with the migratory beekeepers and we are still waiting to see if they overwinter here and can survive our dry summers. Randy Oliver told our club...
  5. Bee Forum
    Hi i prepared pollen patties from these ingredients: soy flour, powdered milk, egg, electrolites, crushed vitamin c tablet, sugar and water. The mixture became a bit runny so i added some wheat flour to make a dough which can hold. The problem is that i dont think the bees are consuming the...
  6. Bee Forum
    On the package of pollen patties I got from Brushy Mountain it says to remove honey supers. Does anyone know why? They have honey bee healthy is that why? Thanks.
  7. Bee Forum
    New beekeeper here. I am planning on feeding my bees this winter using the bag method. I also have some pollen patties but I read the label and they said "Do not use if honey supers are present". Can someone tell me what is the reason for this? Also, am I overdoing it by feeding pollen patties...
  8. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    So this will be my first winter and I've been making my list of things to get ( winter projects) boxes, mouse guards ect... I was wondering what the best pollen substitute is for a treatment free beek? I'm not really sure what goes into them and I don't want to feed them a bunch of synthetic...
  9. Bee Forum
    Hello! I'm looking for suggestions on bee's feed during these winter months. I live in Central Maryland and the winter so far has had a fair share of warm days (60degrees) and cold days like today ( 30 degrees) I put fondant patties in the hives about mid November. Upon checking...
  10. Commercial Beekeeping
    I need a good recommendation of a lab that can do a complete analysis of the contents in our trial formula # 11 which has been field tested and it shows some very good results.:) Comments are needed. Regards, Ernie
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