Crystalized honey frames

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  1. brendantm130

    brendantm130 New Member

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    Will the bees take care of crystalized honey frames if I give them some? If not, what do you do with them?
     
  2. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    They will definitely eat crystalized honey, but they might not take is as their first choice. If you want to encourage them to use it for food, make sure the cells are uncapped and that open, fresh honey is not in great supply. Placing the crystalized honey near open brood would probably also help.
     

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    I was thinking of giving it to the packages I'm getting in May.
     
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    You could give the frames to a package. I would recommend you feed along with the frame of honey.
     
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    A package may need some additional source of water. Syrup would supply the bees with the necessary water whereas the lower amount of water in crystallized honey may not be adequate for their needs.