Kurt has the link for Best Management Practices for Mite Control in WI
Wisconsin Honey Producers -Best Management Practices for Mite Control in WI
Feeding the Bees!
We had some inquiries about the making of sugar syrup to feed the bees.
There are times during the year when the bees just need a little extra help with feeding. Spring feeding usually has a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water. This comes out to 8 pounds of sugar to 1 gallon of water. In the fall the ratio should be 2:1, or 16 pounds of sugar to 1 gallon of water. The difference depends on the objective. In the spring a thinner syrup simulates a nectar flow and can stimulate the bees to an increased brood rearing. In the fall you may want to build more up winter stores, and a thicker syrup is more efficiently processed by the bees.
Kurt found this link while doing some research on an author. The link has some nice videos on beekeeping topics.
Ohio State Beekeepers Association – A Web-Based Introductory Beekeeping Training Program
Brad James, from Beepods.com has sent us the link to the Honey Tea Nutrition for Bees that we use during various parts of the season.
Bee Lab – University of Minnesota Bee Squad