Well, something has come up and I do not know the answer to, I have never done the sugar shake with the bees. There has been a great question asked: it follows:
Is the sugar shooken over the top of the frames and allowed to drift down?
It was queried that the frames may be held horizontally (flat) and then shaken on, need a response to this. I know many of you apply the sugar shake method, and it is effective. Please elaborate when responding.
I do know that one of my bee instructors said that when the sugar shake is performed that the icing sugar can be mixed 90 parts icing sugar to 10 parts garlic powder.
Any ideas on what role the garlic powder would play? He said that it does not impact any flavour into the honey and the bees actually like the garlic included. Anyone use garlic powder along with sugar powder? Have a wonderful day, great life, and the best of health wishes to us all. Cindi