Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Do You Still have More than 3 or 4 Frames with Bare Foundation?

If you look around, you'll see plenty of green grass and trees with leaves but if you live where I live (Alaska's Interior), you won't see any flowers blooming yet (i.e. dandelions, alaska rose, fireweed, apple blossoms, etc.)  Your bees need the nectar from these flowers in order to provide adequate food to their babies, build wax and their food stores.  If you do not have most of your frames covered with wax cells ("drawn-out") and filled with food stores, then you need to keep feeding sugar water to your honeybees!  The ratio is 1:1 which means 1 cup, pint, quart, or gallon of water to 1 cup, pint, quart, or gallon of sugar. 

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