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Offline TheFuzz

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Is it important to feed hungry bees protein?
« on: July 07, 2019, 03:11:05 am »
I have some beehives that are very low on honey this winter. Is it important to feed them some sort of pollen/protein, or is straight white sugar enough?

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Re: Is it important to feed hungry bees protein?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 05:44:05 am »
White sugar is enough for the adults. They need protein for the larva. Be sure there is enough pollen or sub to raise the young.
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Re: Is it important to feed hungry bees protein?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2019, 11:12:36 pm »
They had some pollen last time I checked just very low on sugar. I don't really want to encourage them to produce much more young as I believe them raising too much brood is why they're so low on food to begin with.