Get to know our wide range of bee food. External feeding with preparations is nowadays a very common practice in beekeeping, especially if we want to strengthen the beehives. As good beekeepers, we must be able to identify what lacks our hive has, in order to make a decision on the feeding of the bees. If there is a lack of pollen, we will opt for protein supplements. If there is a deficit of honey, we should feed with sugar patties. Always liquid if we seek to stimulate, and solid (hard sugar patties) for maintenance.
Feeding your bees after you have installed them into your hive is a necessity. Whether you are working with a package or a NUC, feeding will be critical as the bees begin working the frames in order to store any surplus food. Feeders are also critical when the nectar flows are low or non-existing. It is always in the best interest for the bees to have a feeder on the hive until you add on your first honey super. Remove feeders when you add on honey supers. If there are extended periods of rain or extreme drought, the bees will need that feed! It also offers a great opportunity to supply your bees with needed nutrients. There are many different ways of feeding your bees and many different feeders that will do the task.