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Offline tjc1

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Winter feeding notes
« on: March 30, 2013, 10:56:24 PM »
Opened my hive today to find that:

Yes, the bees consumed (and were still actively consuming) the dry sugar I applied 'mountain camp' style last month - they used about 3 lbs. I would estimate, with a little loss to falling through the frames.

and

No, they did not seem interested in the pollen patty that I gave them over the last two weeks. They are bringing in a good quantity of pollen now, so I guess will be even less interested now.

BTW, can I save the left-over pollen patty in the freezer for next year, or will it be shot by then?


Offline AllenF

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Re: Winter feeding notes
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 10:58:12 PM »
Yes you can freeze your patty unless the SHB have gotten into it to spoil it.   (It turns real wormy)

Offline tjc1

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Re: Winter feeding notes
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 11:06:13 PM »
I meant to note that fortunately, I saw no sign of SHB in or around the patty.

Offline Georgia Boy

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Re: Winter feeding notes
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 11:22:58 PM »
Congratulations,

Sounds like a great start for the year.

David
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