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Friday, March 18, 2011

Filling the Feeders

This evening after work we headed up to the farm to prep the hives for large scale feeding.  I took off the old candy boards, which were about finished off anyway and replaced the inner covers for the spring season.  About a month ago I made several entrance feeders and decided to put them to good use.  I had Dawn make up 1.5 gallons of 1:1 sugar water and I placed 3 1-quart feeders on the inner cover and placed a hive box and lid over them.  That gives each hive enough sugar water for several days.  I hope to get up there soon and see how much water they are consuming this early in the season.

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