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General Beekeeping / Re: Syrup feeders
« Last post by iddee on October 21, 2020, 04:28:02 pm »
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General Beekeeping / Re: Syrup feeders
« Last post by Bakersdozen on October 21, 2020, 02:47:19 pm »
But if one is wanting to draw comb and stimulate bood laying would an inverted bucket feeder with one hole be better? It last's much longer and may make them think a flow is on and stimulate them for the duration of one keeping it full. Your thoughts?

 
I have never heard the style of feeder referred to when trying to simulate a nectar flow.  Doesn't mean there isn't a preferred feeder for this.  I have only heard the ratio of sugar to water, which is 1:1.  I would also think pollen sources would go hand in hand with simulating a nectar flow.
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General Beekeeping / Re: Syrup feeders
« Last post by Zweefer on October 21, 2020, 12:40:37 pm »
No photo or link iddee?
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General Beekeeping / Re: Syrup feeders
« Last post by iddee on October 21, 2020, 06:24:06 am »
I like this one. Similar to yours, but larger capacity "two gallons on a 10 frame hive" and larger access.
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General Beekeeping / Syrup feeders
« Last post by RAST on October 20, 2020, 08:47:13 pm »
 Observations and thoughts about feeders. I built and used the top box ladder feeders this past year, I like them for the ease of filling. The bees will easily empty a 1/2 gal in 24 hrs or less, probably more if I gave it to them. Probably do the same on an internal frame feeder (don't care for them). This rapid syrup movement is great for getting open "nectar" in frames, especially if you are seeing dry larva. And for putting weight in a hive if you are in the far north land I imagine. But if one is wanting to draw comb and stimulate bood laying would an inverted bucket feeder with one hole be better? It last's much longer and may make them think a flow is on and stimulate them for the duration of one keeping it full. Your thoughts?

 Picture of the feeder I am using and you can see how the bees hit it.



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Beekeeping 101 / Re: Packaged bees pricing 2021
« Last post by Jen on October 18, 2020, 02:30:04 pm »
Our prices here in upper northern Calif for this year, were $150 nucs, and $115 packages.
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General Beekeeping / another fermented honey question
« Last post by Zweefer on October 18, 2020, 10:27:26 am »
Out and about this weekend, but here is basically what I got


https://www.webstaurantstore.com/apw-wyott-cw-2ai-12-x-20-countertop-food-cooker-warmer-22-qt-120v-1500w/135CW2A%20%20%20%20%20120.html

I’m sure if you checked you could find better cheaper alternatives... I got mine from a restaurant that went out (thanks covid  >:()

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General Beekeeping / Re: another fermented honey question
« Last post by Bakersdozen on October 18, 2020, 09:23:12 am »
Good find bakers!  36 isn’t that long if you happen to have access to industrial crockpots for soup etc. I have one that will do 5 gallons at a time! Set the temp and check back later....


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Can you post a picture of that industrial crockpot?  Come on Zweefer!  We need pictures!  :D
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General Beekeeping / Re: another fermented honey question
« Last post by Zweefer on October 18, 2020, 08:41:54 am »
Good find bakers!  36 isn’t that long if you happen to have access to industrial crockpots for soup etc. I have one that will do 5 gallons at a time! Set the temp and check back later....


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She was very good. Not that I winterize but education is always appreciated.
Thanks for the headsup on this.
 
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