I have been hearing and reading many different opinions on when to stop feeding a hive. Is there any steadfast rules to follow in regards to newly packaged or hived bees versus an established hive that is coming out of winter.
I have a few hives and personally I supplement with about 2 week of feed and then as soon as I see the spring bloom starting I pull the feeder. ( I have been told you dont want them making honey out of the suger feed)
In the new hive I fed for about 1 week longer and gave them 1 pollen patty to help boost their production. They seem to be doing fine!
Now I have a friend who showed me an article that says you should feed a new hive approx 8 weeks or so until the entire first chamber is drawn out.