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So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« on: March 16, 2017, 01:25:06 AM »
Thanks for letting me join
I have my two hives built and ready, frames installed ready to be placed at the back of the property.
 Last year, I started reading everything I could get my hands on, and watching videos on youtube.
Have read most of the Beekeepers Bible, as well as several books from Amazon. have collected all my bee keeping tools and bee suit.
I have hive top feeders.
But I am wondering, Do I feed Bee pro patties+, and Bee Healthy Honey Bee Feeding Stimulant in the sugar syrup at the same time?
I started this adventure about this time last year.
I live in Linden, Tennessee. My bees are coming from Mountain sweet honey company in Georgia, about 4 hours from here. I have 2 packages of I Italian Bees ordered last August.
I am SOO excited.

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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 06:12:37 AM »
 Welcome to the forum, I would only feed the sugar syrup with a table spoon of the bee healthy in the 1 to 1 sugar syrup at first to get them to draw comb and let the bees bring in the pollen.

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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2017, 07:57:58 AM »
 :welcome: Glad you found us.
I agree with Ken. Also, if you have SHB in your area be careful with the pollen patties, SHB love them.
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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2017, 08:35:44 AM »
Welcome to the forum and enjoy the adventure.

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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2017, 08:38:54 AM »
Welcome aboard paw-paw!  You've found a good source for information and camaraderie right here.  Have fun!  Ted
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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2017, 11:54:59 AM »
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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2017, 01:07:26 PM »
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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2017, 07:29:09 PM »
I cut my patties in half and cut the wax paper with my hive tool a few times on both sides. They willl eat it up before the Beatles have time to lay eggs in it. Hope you are using Beatle control such as Beatle jail baited with any cooking oil and vinegar. The sweet smell of vinegar draws them in and the oil drowns them.

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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 10:36:05 PM »
welcome to the forum paw-paw!

"Do I feed Bee pro patties+, and Bee Healthy Honey Bee Feeding Stimulant in the sugar syrup at the same time?........
 I have 2 packages of I Italian Bees ordered last August."


paw-paw, what kebee said,

"I would only feed the sugar syrup with a table spoon of the bee healthy in the 1 to 1 sugar syrup at first to get them to draw comb and let the bees bring in the pollen."

your bees are arriving in packages, there is no need to supplement with bee pro patties. they will bring in the pollen they need, and also like ken suggested just a tablespoon of hbh to your syrup.  when you hive them, feed, feed, feed if you are hiving them on undrawn comb until the comb is drawn. if you have drawn comb or some undrawn comb, feed them syrup until built up and/or stop taking.  package bees do not have the work force initially to forage for pollen or nectar, so feeding them syrup gives a boost to help them out.

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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 08:12:01 AM »
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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 09:55:40 PM »
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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2017, 07:22:07 AM »
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Re: So new my bees are scheduled to ship on 3-20-17
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2017, 07:07:29 AM »
Welcome aboard!  Hiw are you doing with your bees?

 

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