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Offline Shizzell

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Removing Sugar Feeder
« on: April 25, 2006, 07:14:37 PM »
Quick Question: Is there any rule of thumb of when you remove a hive top feeder?

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Offline Finsky

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Removing Sugar Feeder
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2006, 07:29:18 PM »
If you have flowers only rule is that hive has enough food store to survive over one week.  Then it is reason to wait that they get honey from nature.

Nowadays I have poured syrup straight in combs if food store is too short.

When I have just snow gone I need one month food store in hives. It is some 10-15 lbs  or 2-3 full frames food per hive. The more food restrict brood area this time of year.

If I have 4 frames in hive, it is enough if they have one frame full of food.

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2006, 02:04:29 AM »
I removed mine yesterday because they are not touching it. Our nectar is flowing and they like that much better....
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Offline Jack Parr

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Removing Sugar Feeder
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 07:51:19 AM »
Quote from: Hi-Tech
I removed mine yesterday because they are not touching it. Our nectar is flowing and they like that much better....


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