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Sheboygan County Beekeepers Association

Beekeeping Tips

April, 2017

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

August, 2016

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.

https://www.beepods.com/natural-honeybee-tea-feed-increasing-strength/

April, 2015

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.

 

Bee Links

Bee Lab – University of Minnesota Bee Squad

Bee Prepared!

Bee Source

The Practical Beekeeper – Beekeeping Naturally