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Tips & Tricks for Liquid Feeding

Tips & Tricks for Liquid Feeding

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  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

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   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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Adding oil to your patties can make the difference: In more ways than one

Adding oil to your patties can make the difference: In more ways than one

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If you look at our mixing directions, you will notice that we suggest adding oil to your patties.  But how much to add, what kind to use, and why use it? We’ve got the answers.   Why add oil?   Adding oil to your patties can help on a variety of levels, but let’s cover the easy ones first: Oil helps keep your patties from drying out – Have you ever popped the lid of your bee hive only to see your homemade patty looking like a brick? This is because standard “table sugar” (aka sucrose) is very drying and...

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