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DayValleyDahlias
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« on: October 22, 2008, 02:31:31 PM »

Dear Bee Friends,

Please tell me what the feeding ratio is for Fall feeding...

Many Thanks

Sharan
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008, 02:36:55 PM »

2:1 for fall. I do 10lbs sugar to 5 pints water. (per Michael Bush).

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 01:21:18 AM »

thanks dear!
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 12:51:03 PM »

Ive been 2:1 but I only make 2 quarts at a time so the syrup is warm and fresh when I put it in. Its funny to watch how fast the feeder fills up with bees after I put it in. Like Brian said in another post the bees drink the 2 quarts in one day. It has started to frost and will be freezing soon so Ill just feed when the weather gets warm again.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008, 07:01:18 PM »

Quite a few people use quite different ratios and the bees always seem to to ok with them, but the "typical" recommendation is 2:1.  Mine's probably closer to 5:3 sugar:water.
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