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Los Gatos, CA

May 25, 2010
4:26 PM

Post #7827352

My bee's are arriving in the next day or so. How long do I have to provide the sugar water?
Harvard, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 25, 2010
7:37 PM

Post #7827933

We got our first batch about a month ago. The hives are being handled by a professional beekeeper, and he's still adding the sugar water. It probably depends on how much natural sugars are available. You certainly are further ahead with blooming plants than we are in Northern Illinois. If there's a beekeeping group in your area, they'll probably be a good source of information and support. Good luck.

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Forestville, NY

May 25, 2010
11:40 PM

Post #7828435

It all depends on the nectar flow and how strong your hive is. The best way is check your hive once a week and look for white caped combs of store honey or sugar water stop feeding. Me I only feed up till there a nectar flow then I stop feeding. There some beekeepers out there that don't even feed. I also recommend brood builder patties it help build your brood faster.
Locust Grove, OK
(Zone 7a)

May 26, 2010
5:57 AM

Post #7828761

I just started this year also. I installed the bees in early April and used frame feeders. I filled them twice and then so many things were blooming, I stopped. They are doing great!
Los Gatos, CA

June 8, 2010
7:47 AM

Post #7869487

I checked the hive yesterday, and they are making good looking combs. Is that a good indicator that they don't need to be fed anymore by me?
Quezon city

July 20, 2010
8:00 PM

Post #7984709

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quezon city

July 27, 2010
7:53 AM

Post #7999840

as a responsible bee keeper, it depends on how fast your bees gather honey nearby your place. if they cant find any sufficient supply of natural sugar, you still have to provide them with sugar water. -

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