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Feeding Raw Sugar to my Honey Bees March 6th, 2010

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Finally, Spring is in the Air!!!
50F / 10C and Bright Sunny!!!
My Bees were out and about today!!!
Some were even returning with their pollen sacs Loaded!!!

The Photo Titles Explain the Process.

The last three items #33, #34 and #35 are VIDEOS!!! There is an option to go to full screen, if you like!!!

Feel Free to Leave Comments or Questions / Gary G. Schempp
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar on a lid.  Although the Bees were flying about they did not seem interested in this or did not find it yet.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.  See Note under Photo!!!
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.  Notice the bee with the pollen sac loaded!!!
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Inspecting a worker (female) on its return to the hive with Pollen Sacs Loaded!!!
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Inspecting a worker (female) on its …
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Inspecting a worker (female) on its return to the hive with Pollen Sacs Loaded!!!
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Inspecting a worker (female) on its …
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.  Notice the bee with the pollen sac loaded!!!
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at t…
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.  Notice the bee with the pollen sac loaded!!!
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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Feeding my Honey Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Some Bees were taking this.
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4 Inch solid cinder block keeps the top cover from blowing off in strong wind.
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4 Inch solid cinder block keeps the …
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It is usually best to work from the back of the hive.
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It is usually best to work from the …
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Removing Top Cover.
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Removing Top Cover.
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View showing top cover removed but inner cover intact.
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The screening allows ventilation but keeps bees from entering or exiting here in season.
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The screening allows ventilation but…
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I made this spacer for in between the 2 covers since the Harvey Hive inner covers are just a flat piece of plywood.  This space will allow the addition of raw sugar.
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I made this spacer for in between th…
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Spacer installed...  Initially made for an 8 frame hive but good enough to get the job done here.
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Spacer installed... Initially made …
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Addition of raw sugar inside the spacer.  The bees will come up through the hole to get at it.
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Addition of raw sugar inside the spa…
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Honey Bees exploring the new opening and the sugar.
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Honey Bees exploring the new opening…
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Honey Bees exploring the new opening and the sugar.
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Honey Bees exploring the new opening…
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Hive 2 / another improvisation.  Using extra frame pieces for a temporary spacer.
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Hive 2 / another improvisation. Usi…
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Adding raw sugar / removing the screening / closing up the hive top cover.
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This is a VIDEO!!!  Feeding the Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive Entrance.  Also note some field bees returning with pollen sacs loaded!!!
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This is a VIDEO!!!  Feeding the Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive top Ventilation Hole using a spacer.
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This is a VIDEO!!!  Feeding the Bees Raw Sugar at the Hive top Ventilation Hole using a spacer.
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This is a VIDEO!!! Feeding the Bees…
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