how much??

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I like to get the syrup into the hive while the weather is good enough to check how much is stored in the frames. As soon as I estimate they have 40lbs I weigh the hive and that gives me a bench mark to use for the rest of the winter. As has been said elsewhere the weight is not all that important it is the RATE of change that prompts a fondant feed.
:cheers2: Mike
The other factor is if there is a warmish spell in winter followed by a cold snap they can use up stores quickly then. This is where fondant is handy.
Thanks all. I will try to get plenty stores in place, in the hope that I can keep fondant as a just-in-case measure.

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