It's been a long winter and a couple of weeks ago started feeding the hives some sugar water to make sure they get a good start this year.
My Spring Sugar Water Feeding Recipe
12 c. Spring Water near boiling
12 c. White Sugar
Add Sugar to near boiling water and mix with a wire whisk to dissolve sugars. I just mix it all up in a large stainless steel pan in my kitchen. Let cool.
I add 4 teaspoons of ProHealth Feeding Stimulant with Essential Oils to the cooled sugar water. There is Lemongrass and Spearmint Oils in this mixture and the Bees really like it. I also spray a mixture of ProHealth and water in a spray bottle on the supers and frames when I put on a new super. It really helps the bees to start production on the frames right away.
I store the Bee Food in Spring Water Jugs in a cool place and it lasts for about 2 weeks.
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