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Offline mat299

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Feeding time
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:14:27 PM »
Ok guys.  Is it going to start to warm up here in north georgia now?  I was wondering when you guys thought I would be able to start feeding and getting my hives ready for spring.

Offline Vance G

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Re: Feeding time
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 11:16:13 PM »
I would say you need to look in your hives and see if they need feed!  If they don't have a frame or two of capped fodder, it is time to start feeding.  Hives brooding up can starve in a heart beat and I imagine yours are.  The ground is still frozen here. 

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Re: Feeding time
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 06:56:32 AM »
Hey Matt, (love your neck of the woods) As you can see I'm in central Alabama and 10framer is due east of me. He just posted a thread about feeding. I've been feeding off and on for about 3 weeks. When I went in to check it then I was concern about the lack of stores so I started. This is my first year as a beekeeper(that's a warning) but I'd feed. I mix 2 sugar to 1 water with a spoon of apple cider vinegar to balance the ph the way the bees need it.
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Offline stanisr

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Re: Feeding time
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 11:22:51 AM »
Check your hives, I just lost a double deep that I thought was ok, due to starvation. They were flying and looking good 3 weeks ago, but when it warmed up this week they were dead. I looked in the hive to find no honey stores. They had began building up and simply ran out of food. I looked in my other hives to find them dangerously low on honey so I began feeding.