CABA Monthly Bee Advice - MARCH

By Seven Beekeepers near Palmyra

1. Emergency feed if/when given the need and opportunity of a warm day.

2. Take a quick peek in the top of the hives on a warm day.

• This quick check will help you decide if/when to switch to stimulant feeding

• Don’t pull out individual frames with bees on them.

3. Mid-March switch to stimulant spring feeding

• Personalize the decision to stimulant feed based on each individual colony’s situation

• Use light syrup (1:1) ± your favorite additives.

• Include pollen/protein patties as stimulant feed.

4. Late March, cull old, dark frames from the bottom deep (provided the bees are completely out of the bottom)

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