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I have read some posts here about feeding this time of year and am a little confused... If they seem to have a good supply of honey in the hive but things are reaaalllyy slowing down in the hive in terms of building and drawing comb .. should you try and feed to stiumulate growth? thanks
 

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Depends on your needs. If you need them to draw comb then you can go ahead and feed them to keep them building. If you already have enough drawn comb in the hive and they have plenty of honey, you can wait till later in the fall and see what their stored honey situation is, then feed if they need more for winter. If your numbers of bees are low and they are NOT honey bound, you can feed now to try and stimulate brood rearing, and help them raise more bees.

Sounds like you have foundation they need to draw out? Likely it would be good to feed unless there is another nectar flow comming your way.

I started feeding two new hives a few days ago and had to reduce their entrance down to a small hole to stop other bees from robbing.
 
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