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When I installed my 2 packages I filled the top feeders, about 2 weeks ago. 1 week ago I added 1 gallon of 1:1 at the first hive inspection to each feeder, just to top them off. I plan on doing the second inspection this Sunday. There were a few dead bees, not too bad really. I intend to keep feeding a few more weeks. When should I dump all the old feed, clean out the feeder and start fresh with new again? Or should I. Second sillier question. How have you been going about doing that? Seems it would make a mess and leave sugar water/HBH everywhere for the bees to home in on. I have a few ideas but I am looking for suggestions that work for you. I'm using a Brushy Mountain 10 frame top feeder with floats by the way.

Thanks for any input,
Danny
 

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If you want a complete change just let them finish it. Unless it smells fermented they will take it, don't pour it on the ground or you might stir up the natives and get some robbing.
 
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