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Got a curiosity question. I've pulled a few frames of honey from my hives. I put out a 5 gallon bucket of sugar water just to kind of treat the bees for their hard work. Do you guys open feed during the honey flow? I'm trying this to see if it helps the bees any?

Thanks for any input :scratch:
 

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You're contaminating the floral honey with sugar syrup. If there's a flow on you would be better off just keeping ahead of it with more honey supers.
 

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No open feed, no any type of feeding. There's a flow going, you dont need to. They will appreciate the opportunity to clean out those supers once you've extracted them.
 

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Hi All

Got a curiosity question. I've pulled a few frames of honey from my hives. I put out a 5 gallon bucket of sugar water just to kind of treat the bees for their hard work. Do you guys open feed during the honey flow? I'm trying this to see if it helps the bees any?

Thanks for any input :scratch:
If there is a flow your bees won't suck up any syrup, will they? Are your bees feeding at the bucket? Are you finished taking honey from your hives for this year?
 
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