During the cold winter months, honey bees with inadequate food stores may need to be supplemented food. When daytime temperatures are below 40 deg. Fahrenheit bees like to stay clustered and feeding with sugar syrup can be a bad idea. The syrup, when too cold, can harm the bees. This is when we must use dry sugar to give them the food they need.
Dry sugar can be applied many different ways. In my opinion, one of the easiest ways is called the Mountain Camp Method. This method uses one sheet of newspaper, fondant or superfine sugar, and an eke (if you don’t know what that is, google it).
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