If you have to feed your bees this fall, something probably went wrong this summer. Spring feeding, or feeding packages or splits is maybe more common, but there are some things to think about if you have to feed your bees in the fall.
Is what went wrong the fault of your bees, your management, or the environment your bees have to live in. Too many row crops, pesticides, too much lawn…is there really any food out there at all?
How much food does a colony actually need to get through the winter?
You also have to think about what kind of feeders will you use, what will you feed, how much should you feed, and when do you stop feeding.
All of these questions have to have answers, before you start.
Fall feeding may not be as simple as you thought it was.
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