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NBU starvation alerts are pumped out with monotonous regularity so most Beekeepers stopped taking notice of them
I tend to decide whether they need feeding or not by observation and hefting rather than waiting for permission from the NBU
 

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And odds on the feed your little girlies too with nasty sugar!
Certainly not - only the best for mine - organic non GM oat milk or, as a treat almond milk
I wonder why they call it almond milk rather than Nut Juice? :unsure:
 

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Certainly not - only the best for mine - organic non GM oat milk or, as a treat almond milk
I wonder why they call it almond milk rather than Nut Juice? :unsure:
I once knew a stilt walking fire juggling clown called " Milking de Public "
His finale was to set his hair on fire........

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OR perhaps the bees could have starved to death overwinter?
NBU put out a starvation alert in the beginning of January as many beekeepers found that the season had given such a small surplus it was not worth their while going to all the bother of extracting... so left it to the bees thinking that it would get them through the winter.....
Two calls today.... can I reserve a nuc of bees for Spring as I have "lost" mine!!!!

CF... our chickens have not given us any eggs for a while as generally they go off lay overwinter..... however they would die if stopped feeding them !
Why would they starve? I leave them 20kg of their own honey in autumn and monitor the stores remaining throughout the winter by accurate weighing. NBU warnings are irrelevant.
I do all my emergency feeding in autumn.
 

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Why would they starve? I leave them 20kg of their own honey in autumn and monitor the stores remaining throughout the winter by accurate weighing. NBU warnings are irrelevant.
I do all my emergency feeding in autumn.
Point, presumably missed, was that many of the colonies had very little in the way of stores going into Autumn... so little it was not worth extracting!
 

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Why would they starve?
Read the whole post - the reason was set out in it
many beekeepers found that the season had given such a small surplus it was not worth their while going to all the bother of extracting... so left it to the bees thinking that it would get them through the winter.....
 

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Another case of 'it's the XX th January - time to send the usual out'. Mindless beekeeping ... gulped up by unthinking beekeepers ...
And often way behind what the rest of us have discovered and acted upon.
 

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..and if you had read the whole thread you would see that I was oringinally replying to #10, who had excess sugar stores in spring.
no you weren't - you quoted post #19 then put your reply
 

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Certainly not - only the best for mine - organic non GM oat milk or, as a treat almond milk
I wonder why they call it almond milk rather than Nut Juice? :unsure:
I keep getting mental images of almonds with milking machines attached chewing contentedly on sweet haylage as they are undergoing milking on a carousel.🤔
 
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