Feeding bees is a regular practice among beekeepers. Our feeders give you a range of options to administer solid and liquid feeds both with and without protein (to stimulate brood production). These are the typical reasons why a beekeeper would want to feed:
- If starting packages or nucs on new equipment. This supports comb building and brood production.
- To prevent spring starvation if honey reserves have been depleted and early flowers are delayed by bad weather.
- If there is a lack of stores going into the fall. Feeding is often necessary to supplement honey stored in the fall to provide enough resources for the winter.
- If emergency feeding is needed during the winter. At this time, a solid feed such as Winter Patties or fondant is necessary.