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Offline BEES4U

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Mountain Camp method of feeding.
« on: January 05, 2009, 09:44:47 PM »

I have been using the Mountain Camp method.
But, I lay down a Mann Lake pollen patty first and pour the sugar over the patty. The bees love it!
I mixed the sugar 50:50 using granulated sugar and Drivert.
C & H Drivert is about 4.0% invert and it readily absorbs moisture.
I made some feed rims last year that are 3/4" deep with an ACX plywood cover.
Good Luck
Ernie
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Re: Mountain Camp method of feeding.
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 10:25:38 PM »
DID you try the pro-len- 8-) RDY-B

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Re: Mountain Camp method of feeding.
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 11:30:10 PM »

DID you try the pro-len-  RDY-B
RDY-B,
Can you explain the pro-len?
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Re: Mountain Camp method of feeding.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 12:02:42 AM »
PRO-Leen is the new phagogastic stimulant that mann lake is offering with there beepro patties -i think it is like honey bee healthy-(they wont say)-i suspect lemon grass and spearmint or wintergreen -the bees go for it right off and consumption is way better than before the bees are clustering around these patties in feed rims like you would not believe -it is almost like they cant resist the stuff- i am still waiting to see if they make any more brood or not but so fare i have had to spend more on patties because they are munching them like no tomorrow -the pro-leen is at 4% :lol: RDY-B

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Re: Mountain Camp method of feeding.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 05:27:34 PM »
Ernie, good idea.  We'll have to call that the "MountainCamp Method - Lucas Variant".   :-D

I think I may try that next year if I need to feed and see how it goes.


I had some that I'm trying to limp along this winter too, and snapped a couple photos of their status today.





Will watch to see how they do.  These hives are light.

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Re: Mountain Camp method of feeding.
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009, 10:54:02 PM »

The cluster must be tight. So far they have consumed the sugar.
Good luck!
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Re: Mountain Camp method of feeding.
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2009, 12:31:50 AM »
Looks like mine.



Now we'll see how much they liked the -7F last night.
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