1) about how many gallons of syrup will I need to make to get through the spring time. Wondering if I can make a bunch and store it or should I make small batches each week or so?
2) is there anything for pest management I need to do when starting a new hive? I know this is a controversial topic. My views on chemicals are middle of the road. I don't want a toxic hive but I am also not an organic person.
Mix one batch at a time 5lbs. per hive it a time. 5lbs. to 1 gallon of water Do not let the bees run out of syrup for at least 6 to 8 weeks