Regular monitoring of colonies is necessary to determine when and how much
supplemental feed is necessary.
Packages and nucs need to be fed initially to support comb building and
Overwintered hives may need to be fed in the spring to prevent starvation if
early flowers are delayed by bad weather.
Feeding is often necessary to supplement honey stored in the fall to provide
enough resources for the winter.
Solid feeds such as Winter Patties or fondant are necessary if emergency feeding
is required during the winter months.