998Re: [TopHive] Re: feeding in a tbh
- Nov 22 8:37 AMListen to Gary n this one. At another place in a book or mag I read also that a mix of sugar, powdered milk and yeast can be used with Cocconut oil as a binder. Or without the oil and just left in a feeder tray
The yeast shouldbe brewers yeast and ground to small granules.
I am sure Gary has a recipe and I just thought this one would make a nice addition.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 2:27 PM
Subject: [TopHive] Re: feeding in a tbh
Thank you Gary this is all very good information. Where do I get
--- In TopHive@yahoogroups.com, "Gary" <nicty95@...> wrote:
> Hi Kristene,
> You probably will not see a big drop in stores yet. They will
> probably make it through winter on that many bars, there are many
> factors that will influence the out come in particular the size of
> the comb (volume of your hive). The greatest problem you can
> is the fact they probably do not have enough stores to make it
> through early spring! When temps warm up and brood rearing kicks
> into high gear they will go through whatever they have left very
> fast. This time of the year is when most colonies are lost to
> Feeding in a TBH is actually easier than in any other hive IMHO.
> will need a food source that can stand up to winter I recommend
> fondant. Just place a piece of wax paper on the bottom of the hive
> right behind the last comb and put a two lb chunk on it. Close up
> the hive and do not open it until you see bees flying in the
> The fondant will serve two needs, if they are able to break cluster
> during the winter it will be there for them to eat/store and it
> be there in the spring when they need it most. The colony will
> up strong very fast. The other way to feed in a TBH is to use the
> Baggie feeder method just google it there are a hundred sets of
> instructions on the web.
> If you need to know if they are there during the winter put your
> close to the side and knock once firmly on the side you should hear
> a buzzing roar. Otherwise it is never to open the hive while the
> bees are in a winter cluster.
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