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Author Topic: you can lead a bee to syrup but you can't make her drink  (Read 865 times)
randydrivesabus
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« on: October 14, 2007, 12:36:40 PM »

i fed a couple of my hives last week and when i looked at them yesterday it looked like they haven't touched it much. but maybe because it was fairly chilly last week. we'll see since this week will be warmer.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 12:39:09 PM »

Randy, or......maybe they have enough winter stores and are not needing any extra food?

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 10:31:48 PM »

Mine have slowed way down in taking the syrup, the weather has turned ugly, so I will stop feeding as they evidently have as much stores has they can hold at the moment, which should be enough to over winter.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007, 08:04:47 AM »

Fed mine some 2 to 1 the other day and they never touched it. Plenty of bees flying so there must be a small flow going on here  grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 08:43:21 AM »

yes...plenty of flying here to. the weather has been unseasonably warm although still very dry. I've seen the bees working basil flowers a lot and drinking from pet waterers.
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