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Tips & Tricks for Liquid Feeding

Tips & Tricks for Liquid Feeding

Written By: Quinn Wardell on

  Liquid feeding is what we get the most questions about. Once mastered it can take loads of pressure off of your feeding regimen, but mastering it can be difficult. Luckily, we have a few insider tips to make the learning process easier.   Heavy syrup means HEAVY syrup – MegaBee is ground fine…very fine. This is what allows it to remain perfectly suspended in 2:1 heavy syrup. However, if you’re making your heavy syrup at home it is important to make sure that your mix is in fact heavy enough. 2:1 means a true 2-parts sugar to 1-part water...

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Tips & Tricks for Patty Feeding

Tips & Tricks for Patty Feeding

Written By: Quinn Wardell on

   Looking to get the best value out of your feeding? We’ve got you covered. Whether you are mixing your own or not, there are a few simple tips that you can follow to make sure that your hives are getting the most of their patties.   For those who mix their own: Add a little oil – Not only can it make you patties easier to work with and stay fresh longer, but our studies have shown that bees LOVE the taste of a high-lipid formulation. Even adding as little as a tablespoon or two per patty can make...

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5 tricks worth trying if you struggle feeding because of hive beetles:

5 tricks worth trying if you struggle feeding because of hive beetles:

Written By: Quinn Wardell on

    We all know what a nuisance hive beetles can be when you’re trying to feed supplements to your hive, but there are a few tricks you can try to curb your hive beetle problem and still make sure your bees are getting the nutrition they need:   1.   Feed as a liquid – Let’s get one obvious thing out of the way: Hive beetles love patties. But the beauty of MegaBee is that because we grind it so fine, it is the only protein feed on the market that you can also feed as a liquid. If you...

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The Secret to Growing Your Hive: The Six-Week Rule

The Secret to Growing Your Hive: The Six-Week Rule

Written By: Quinn Wardell on

    Here at MegaBee we get asked all sorts of questions concerning feeding and nutrition. But the question that comes up the most is, “when do I feed and how do I know that it is enough?” The simple answer is that supplemental feeding is a management tool that you can use over various times of the year to boost your hive’s population levels: in the spring when you are trying to get off to a good start, in preparation for a pollination contract, after you make splits, after applying your mite treatments, in preparation for winter…the list goes...

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Patties not being eaten? Here are some things to check

Patties not being eaten? Here are some things to check

Written By: Quinn Wardell on

          We have all been there. You crack the hive a week after putting a patty on and your bees barely touched it. What does it mean? Well, to put it plainly it’s a major red flag, and our first concern is the queen.   We say this because even in a heavy pollen or nectar flow your hive will devour a MegaBee patty and store the collected pollen, so it’s not that they are not interested in the patty. What it usually means is that the brood isn’t calling out to be fed. How do...

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