Friday, April 20, 2012

When Should We Stop Feeding Sugar Water?

Hi Folks,  this is a common question and a good one!  As soon as the dandelions show their bright yellow faces, we need to pull the sugar feeders.  This is important for three reasons.  First, it prevents lazy bees from staying home on the couch when they need to be out working for a living.  Second, it allows the natural nectars to be used to prepare for the honeyflow in July.  Who wants sugar in their honey?  Lastly, pulling the feeder allows us to put yet one more frame into the hive which means more babies, which means more foragers for the massive pollen and nectar rush before the local honey flow.

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