June gap – potential starvation risk!

Just to remind all beekeepers that the June gap can still happen and large growing colonies with little or no available forage, can quickly result in a shortage of stores.

So be sure to check that your bees have enough food, especially if you have taken off any spring honey. Note that if you add extra frames of sealed stores you should keep them in the brood boxes, so as to avoid getting them mixed up in the honey supers. Also, if you have to feed directly, use a light syrup (i.e. 1:1 sugar/water ratio) with any honey supers taken off during the feeding process.

Alternatively, Invertbee syrup is ideal for feeding and in our view, far superior to sugar syrup. For further information or to order, please ring the Chairman, Jeremy Percy on 07799 698568, or email him at jeremypercy@gmail.com for details.

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