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Offline VolunteerK9

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Honey with new packages and feeder or no?
« on: March 22, 2010, 10:50:37 AM »
I'm starting three packages in April.  My uncle gave me some shallows and mediums full of capped honey to help my girls get started.  When I hive the packages and place the honey frames in, do I also need to put a feeder on them as well or will the frames of honey be enough? (2 shallows and one medium - all 10 frames full to nearly full of honey).

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Re: Honey with new packages and feeder or no?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 03:17:41 PM »
I would also put 1:1 syrup on the new packages.  They need a lot of food to make wax for comb building.  You will be surprised how much syrup they will use getting started.  My packages used about 2 gallons per week for the first couple of months.

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Re: Honey with new packages and feeder or no?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 08:15:20 AM »
I had one package last year go through a gallon of syrup a day!  I called it my super hive!  They built comb at a very rapid pace.

 

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