Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Friday, August 23, 2013

Feeding the Hives

The Beeyard - August 2013

Nuc #1

New Hive
I've started feeding all the hives.  They take a jar of sugar syrup a day - would take twice that much if I'd give it to them.  I put a new jar out in the morning and by lunch, it's gone! 
The recipe - 1 cup sugar to 1 cup hot, almost boiling water - stir to dissolve the sugar and it's done.
I put Nuc #1 in a brood box this week.  They had filled out all their space in the nuc so time to move.