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« on: April 22, 2006, 03:59:55 PM »

I made my first inspection today afer installing my package a week ago. The sugar syrup I had put into the frame feeder was completely gone. I took that out and put in a hive top feeder that held two gallons. How often should I check it? I don't want them running out. Will it hurt to lift the outer cover and look every day? It is very hot here already and I do not want to disturb them any more than necessary.

Thanks in advance for any tips...
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2006, 04:26:30 PM »

I'd check it in a couple of days and see how much they have consumed.  Then you can judge how many more days they have.  You wont be disturbing them by just lifting the cover.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2006, 04:27:24 PM »

With the hive top feeder, you should be able to check as often as you
like without disturbing the bees.  I have seen small holes drilled the
top cover and the level of top feeder checked like checking the oil in
your car. use a wheat straw for the dip stick and a small cork to plug the hole when you are finished checking.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2006, 05:56:16 PM »

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I don't want them running out.


Do you plan to feed.... like..... forever? Are they not going out gathering anything now?
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