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We've had unusually cold and wet weather this past month so I've been feeding 1:1 sugar syrup right along. The new hives stared in May, are drawing comb just fine, but I noticed they are filling cells with clear liquid (sugar water?) and hardy any amber (honey). Is this okay? Will they eventually use this stored syrup for their own use. Now that the weather is better, should I discontinue feeding?

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Dale
 

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I would keep feeding a new hive until they either stop taking the syrup or they draw out all of the boxes that you plan to have them winter in.
Let them draw out your honey supers on nectar. This way you know that what is in the supers is honey from nectar.
Drawing comb requires alot of food and energy. Feeding them just helps the process.
 
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