So bees know the difference between 2:1 and 1:1? 1:1 makes them produce more brood? Does granulated sugar make them produce even less brood?The time to feed 2:1 has passed for your location. Brooding has already begun and the bees need lighter syrup to stimulate brood production. Plan on giving them some 1:1 for the next month and then switch over to 1:2 thin syrup around the end of the month. Do not forget to provide them with pollen patties too.
Yes they know the difference. No it does not make them produce more brood than 2:1. I've done this experiement. So have others. Randy Oliver has done this experiment. It makes no difference. From the bees' point of view it's all nectar, just richer or weaker nectar.So bees know the difference between 2:1 and 1:1? 1:1 makes them produce more brood?
Yes it does make them produce less brood. It is not viewed as a nectar flow.Does granulated sugar make them produce even less brood?