The maintenance feed in the hives is supplied before the cold arrival, i.e. between September and November, so it is also called winter provisions. The ideal is to leave them with honey supplies (at least four squares, adjacent to the bunches of bees) but if the castrate has been excessive, the artificial feeding will replace the squares of honey that have been extracted pretending that the hive has supplies. Do not supply more diluted food such as syrup, as this would increase the humidity inside the beehive too much. The maintenance feed for bees should be used in doses of about 1.5kg/beehive per month, placed in a heated area that can be visited by bees and in beehives with a minimum population.