Feeding

 

Feeding is generally done to help hives with inadequate honey supply survive the winter months where there is no nectar flow.

I also use feeding to stimulate the hives prior to splitting to build up the brood nest. I split in Late February and early March before there is a reliable honey flow. For build up you should feed 55 corn syrup  that is diluted 50% with water. In Winter it is best to dilute 20%. The reason for the winter dilution is that by adding 20% water you can keep the syrup from crystallizing.

 

If you need to feed sugar water to ratio is one  4lb. bag per gallon of water.

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