- Jul 30, 2019
- Reaction score
- Titterstone clee South Shropshire
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- Over 20
We we are moving colonys to osr in April.Yes it does ... for those colonies with access to early rape it will help them build up quickly to take advantage of the rape crop ... in some areas it's the ONLY real crop available. I don't have any significant rape grown around me (I think myself lucky as it is a PITA) so I tend not to spring feed. As RAB said though ... once you start, if there is no forage (rape dug in or fails) and your colony has grown then you may be putting more into them than you are getting out of them ... a cold snap in April and a colony that has been artificially encouraged to grow can starve very quickly.
Thanks Philip they will be looked at very regularly, would the 40 days be apt?