Is there a nectar flow on? If not I would feed if I were you until they store several frames of your sugar water.Ive got a hive with about 2 - 2 1/2 frames of honey stores. Is that low enough to start feeding or should I let them be for now? There is A LOT of brood. Thanks!
Not sure I agree with this concept....I have heard it over and over....sometimes I think we feed the bees way too much. Feeding certainly has it's place in beekeeping and when it's needed it is needed, but I am not so sure that feeding as much as wee tend to is the right thing to do?but it never hurts to feed if you're in doubt.
Two deep frames of honey is about 18 pounds of honey. In my area, this time of year, I would not feed. Sure, if they could not fly for two weeks, then I would feed. That is just my opinion.Ive got a hive with about 2 - 2 1/2 frames of honey stores. Is that low enough to start feeding or should I let them be for now? There is A LOT of brood. Thanks!
Yes, but if you're doing your job properly and inspecting, you shouldn't be in doubt as to if the hive doesn't have enough stores or not if you've let them jam pack it so full there isn't any room left to lay.It hurts to feed when there's too much in there already.