Can you feed neopoll all year?

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Beezy 

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Hi all,

I was just wondering if you can feed neopoll or another type of fondant all year (apart from summer), as opposed to feeding syrup in various ratios in spring/autumn?

I know the bees would need water to process the fondant, but as they'd have a steady supply already, presumably this would be feasible? Is the only negative factor the cost? I only have 1 hive so this wouldn't be an issue for me anyway...

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but as they'd have a steady supply already

Brood needs nectar for food. The bees mix this with pollen. Let's suggest there is a lot of uncapped brood and there is (several days of) cold weather in the spring when the bees cannot forage. Result - larvae will succumb.

So, yes, you could feed it all year round but it is not such a good idea.

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