When to stop feeding?

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providence wayne 

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I am hoping to split my colony so have been feeding ambrosia for the last 3 weeks.Will this speed up the process or am I doing more harm than good

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oliver90owner 

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Basically, if they are increasing stores hand over fist you are wasting effort. They will keep storing it and that will remove house bees from brooding activity as well as possibly filling the brood space with nectar or sugar solution. Only times in the year when stores should be increasing with 'artificial' feed is when stores are low or they are building up stores for winter.

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