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Offline rail

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Re: To feed or not to feed that is the question
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2011, 06:08:41 AM »
 http://www.megabeediet.com/mixinginstructions.html

Feeding sugar solution with pollen substitute - liquid form.
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Re: To feed or not to feed that is the question
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2011, 07:18:33 AM »
30 degrees (F) this AM.  I've been open feeding 2-1 syrup for two weeks (they're just now starting to take it fast).  Feeding can/does prevent starvation.  Today I will also place some 'dry' pollen out.  

The goldenrod is nearly done up here with little more than the 'dreaded' mexican bamboo providing nutition for my bees, they love it a lot.  

This is the end of our season.  Wrap up time for my colonies is coming (too) soon.

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« Last Edit: September 17, 2011, 07:41:23 AM by T Beek »
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Re: To feed or not to feed that is the question
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2011, 01:28:09 PM »
Going to have to start feeding mine soon as they don't have any honey stored. All are new this year starts. I've seen some strange things happen with the bees this year, and I see no choice another than feed them......

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Re: To feed or not to feed that is the question
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2011, 06:19:02 PM »
I don't like having to feed but it sure beats watching them die.

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Re: To feed or not to feed that is the question
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2011, 01:46:24 AM »
>Feeding sugar solution with pollen substitute - liquid form.

I've seen the product advertised as such for several years now.  I still think it's a very bad idea to mix them.  But then I think pollen substitute is a very bad idea to begin with.  Mixing it with syrup is just a worse one.  :)
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