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Autumn feeding of honey bees

Fall feeding of bees may be necessary for several reasons: The beekeeper harvested too much honey Weak nectar flows or bad weather prevented the bees from collecting enough stores A colony—such as a newly installed swarm—got a late start and didn’t have enough time to collect enough stores The beekeeper wants to treat for Nosema […] Read more

Mountain camp feeder: use for winter feeding only

I didn’t include the mountain camp feeder in my list of bee feeders because it isn’t appropriate for spring feeding. However, since several people have asked, I will explain what it is. Winter feeding is different from spring feeding because syrup cannot be used. First of all, bees won’t take liquids in the cold weather. […] Read more