Re: [TopHive] Re: General Question
- Yes Brian getting my two top bar hives from
beethinking. All western Cedar good price, other site Glorybees.com wanted 400 something for theirs. Shorter than beethinking to!
On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 6:22 AM PDT Jorg Kewisch wrote:
>I second the "don't feed honey". The reason is that honey from unknown
>sources may contain foul brood spores, a disease that is battled by
>burning the hive. Some bee-keeper use antibiotics instead, which helps
>the bees but does not get rid of the spores. They are the ones that sell
>cheap honey. So, don't feed honey if it is not honey from your own
>bees. Use white cane sugar (brown sugar is bad) in a 2:1 solution (2
>pounds (1 qt) of water and 1pound of sugar).
>On 07/27/2012 08:36 AM, bcbearxxx wrote:
>> Hi Tim, most suggest feeding a new hive started from package until
>> nectar is in, I've heard when you see pollen coming into the hive then
>> you are also getting nectar, another timing point is when you have
>> dandelion blooming usually nectar is available. many orthodox beeks
>> frown on using honey to feed claiming bringing in possible pathogens but
>> I also like to use real untreated honey and real pollen not pollen
>> patties that are sold. bees need real pollen to raise brood. Which
>> company made your hive? Beethinking? Brian out near Mt Hood.