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riverrat
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« on: February 07, 2009, 09:04:13 AM »

Just wondering out load. With our unseasonable warm weather in Kansas and the midwest has anyone started feeding 1:1 yet.  I noticed the maple trees are starting to bud out pollen wont be far from comming in Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 09:54:59 AM »

I am checking all my light hives today, will feed where needed.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 10:37:37 AM »

all my girls are in Texas right now on a light flow awaiting for March when I go to split them, but I dont see a reason to not start feeding 1:1 syrup right now.  I cant believe its 50+ out right now.  Well gotta go make some biodiesel seeing how its so nice out.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 01:31:52 PM »

All mine have had pollen patties on now for 3 weeks.
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 07:43:06 PM »

I checked on some of mine today.  Had 78 degrees-shorts & t-shirt time.  grin  The girls were all flying, some were bringing in some sort of white pollen.  Most of them still had quite a bit of honey and the weight felt good.  Some were heavier, with the top super almost completely full of honey.  My questions are:  how much is enough and what is too much, for this time of year?
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009, 09:25:07 PM »

Enough is what it will take to feed them until the first honey flow. There can't be too much until the flow starts. That's when the excess should be removed.
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2009, 02:19:15 AM »

I checked on some of mine today.  Had 78 degrees-shorts & t-shirt time.  grin   My questions are:  how much is enough and what is too much, for this time of year?

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