The Facts About Feeding – August 2011 – pg3

Many beekeepers feed a thin syrup solution to encourage brood rearing. However, as long as the colony has sufficient stores, as stated previously, this is arguably unnecessary. It is a good plan to breed bees for the honey flows rather than breeding bees on the honey flow. To rear brood, bees need to feed a mixture of honey or sugar, water and pollen.

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