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Offline randydrivesabus

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you can lead a bee to syrup but you can't make her drink
« on: October 14, 2007, 01:36:40 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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Re: you can lead a bee to syrup but you can't make her drink
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2007, 01:39:09 PM »
Randy, or......maybe they have enough winter stores and are not needing any extra food?

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Re: you can lead a bee to syrup but you can't make her drink
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 11:31:48 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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Re: you can lead a bee to syrup but you can't make her drink
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007, 09:04:47 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  :-D

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Re: you can lead a bee to syrup but you can't make her drink
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 09:43:21 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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