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Opinions on how long to feed


Hello all =)

My husband and I are new to beekeeping this spring. We just installed our Italians about 3 weeks ago and they are busily working away! They’ve been going through about a quart of sugar syrup every 2 days or so. We’re sort of torn on how long to continue feeding them. We live in Eugene, Oregon, and while we’ve had some very nice weather, we will also still have a fair amount of rain in the next month. They do have some capped honey above the brood at this point. Any opinions on how long to feed? We want to make sure they get well established. Thanks!


I only feed as long as the weather is poor. Once the weather turns (and a nectar flow is on) I stop feeding. I’d rather they gather nectar than drink inferior sugar water that I’ve made for them.