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feeding bees
June 27, 2010, 7:30 am
Filed under: bees

The bees sure eat a lot. We’ve been using the baggie system to feed them and it works pretty well. Here’s how we do it.

get your supplies together

Fill a 2 qt pitcher with water to the 48 oz. line. Then add sugar (I read somewhere to use only cane sugar but I don’t know why really). Add sugar until you fill up the pitcher. This will equal 6 cups of sugar to your 6 cups of water. It’s a pretty convenient amount to make and it will fill two gallon baggies moderately full. If you really want to, you could make two batches this way and put the whole amount in a baggie–but that seems more risky! Out of all of our feedings the one accident we had (somehow it leaked out) was when we put the whole amount in one bag.

load the baggie in a bowl

use a serrated knife and make a small- 1"- slit in the bag

The surface tension keeps the contents from leaking out all over. The bees just walk on top over to food. Yum.

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