Feeding Bees During a Dearth

During a dearth the natural sources of nectar are very limited. It is very important that you feed your bees. The bees are active and need energy so they will be looking for food. However there are special considerations when feeding during the dearth. Until now you most likely have been feeding in the hive using a hive top feeder, an in-hive frame feeder or an entrance feeder. This may not be your best option during the dearth as this is the time that you will most likely experience robbing. This is particularly true of Italians. Strong hives will attempt to rob out weaker ones. For this reason you may consider community feeding. A word of caution, community feeding can also trigger

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