Sugar water consumption

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  1. dnburton4

    dnburton4 New Member

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    I unpackaged 2 new packages of bees this past Saturday into hives. I'm feeding both hives with 1:1. Both hives are going through a quart jar in 10 hours. Is this normal and if so is 1 jar a day good enough or should I keep them topped off?
     
  2. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    You might have a leak, loose lid. They might be real hungry. If it is not leaking out keep feeding!
     

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    dnburton4 New Member

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    It's not a leak. I thought the same thing but there hasn't been a drop of syrup on the feeder when I've checked. I'm amazed at how much they are putting down
     
  4. camero7

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    Not unusual with a good package. They'll turn that syrup into comb and brood. If they're not bringing in lots of pollen I'd put a patty on them too.