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Offline vermmy35

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I have a question about the sugar water
« on: May 19, 2009, 09:00:59 PM »
It looks as if my bees have stopped taking the sugar water.  I have put on the second deep and was wondering if I should just pull the sugar water or leave it on another week, I last filled it on Friday.  I have a bunch of brood on 6 out of 10 frames and the other 4 frames are almost completlly drawn out (10th frame just has one side to go)
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Re: I have a question about the sugar water
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 12:04:22 AM »
It looks as if my bees have stopped taking the sugar water.  I have put on the second deep and was wondering if I should just pull the sugar water or leave it on another week, I last filled it on Friday.  I have a bunch of brood on 6 out of 10 frames and the other 4 frames are almost completlly drawn out (10th frame just has one side to go)

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Re: I have a question about the sugar water
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 07:40:15 AM »
Brian's right. Once the 2nd deep has been mostly drawn out, stop feeding and add supers.

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Re: I have a question about the sugar water
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 09:07:07 AM »
I am so sorry I didn't make myself clear, but that was the bottom deep.  In the top they have only started to draw out the comb on 2 frames.
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Re: I have a question about the sugar water
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 12:34:05 PM »
I am so sorry I didn't make myself clear, but that was the bottom deep.  In the top they have only started to draw out the comb on 2 frames.

Then keep feeding...  I would continue until comb building is almost done in the second deep.

 

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