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CB008 

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I inspected both of my colonies yesterday. Both looked fine and they both had lots of capped stores. My mentor advised to keep feeding until they don't take any more.

Should I keep piling it in until this point is reached or should I let them focus on caping all that they have. There is a lot of ivy around which they are frantically feeding on ?
 

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If they're anything like mine they'll ignore the syrup over the ivy..
As on a few other threads make sure tehy have enough room or they'll fill every space with stores and not have enough room for the winter brood.
 

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On a similar vein, books I have read suggest stopping feeding about now so honey can be capped. Has anyone experience of how late in the year one can feed?
 

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Dick, we're having an exceptionally warm October - in other years we wouldn't even be thinking of continuing to feed. I'd suggest stopping feeding and leaving them to it....

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