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kune 

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Hi folks, i have put 1kg sugar and 600ml water mix into my feeder a week ago and it has over half left,can you tell me if this is an acceptable rate of feeding or should i change the type of feeder.thanks:(
 

Midland Beek 

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Something not right there. Is there room for your bees to store syrup? Has something drastic gone wrong with your colony and is it in terminal decline?
 

MuswellMetro 

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Something not right there. Is there room for your bees to store syrup? Has something drastic gone wrong with your colony and is it in terminal decline?
my big 14x12s will consume 4kg of sugar per day if hungry

ok lets have a bit more info

is it a 14x12 or standard
what type of feeder contact or rapid
is it a nuc you have put into a hive( when)
how many frames of brood now
how many capped store frames
have you done your thymol treatment
did you dribble a bit of syrup down the feed hole to tell them there was something there
any super on
 

kune 

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sorry,its a 5 frame nuc,my first one,just finished a course and was given a nuc.so its a small start.
 

madasafish 

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8x Langstroth, a few Lang nucs,1x TBH, and about 17 mating mini nucs
My 8 frame TBH will consume 1 kg of sugar in syrup in 2 days..
 

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