1571RE: [beekeeping] Re: Feeding the bees.
- Sep 2, 2003That is about twice the sugar you should use -- they will take and store it
much faster aat 5 lb sugar and enough water to finish filling a 1 gallon
container. They are probably using the exces water to thin down what you
> -----Original Message--------
> From: doug23838
> My feed mix is 10 lbs of sugar + 1 Gal of water.
> They love it. I use the inverted quart jar in a boardman feeder.
> Each colony will easily eat 1 quart per day.
> They're also drinking lots of water. I have a bucket with a towel
> draped over a brick standing on edge. The towel wicks up water and
> the bees land on the towel and drink. There is always 2 dozen or
> more bees drinking.
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