Quantity to feed
Feed as needed by the bees. Check hives regularly to see if fondant is being used up and replace with new fondant package as necessary
Why feed HiveAlive Fondant?
Fondant is essential to prevent the starvation of bees over winter and early spring. By placing the fondant directly over the cluster they always have direct access to food. Reasons they would need it are:
Stores too far away from the bee cluster. Their stores could be only a frame or two away but if too cold they can’t leave the cluster to access it and hence will starve.
Ran out of food. This can happen over winter but usually happens in spring when the bees are building up but there is no flow yet. They can very quickly run out of their stores leading to starvation and colony loss.
Cold snap in spring. The bees have built up and there has been a nectar flow but the weather gets cold again and the bees cannot fly and quickly use up any food they have collected and will very quickly starve if not fed.
HiveAlive and vitamins and amino acids in the fondant ensure better overwinter survival, improved gut health and optimal bee health.
Single Patty = 1kg/2.2lbs
Box of 15 = 15kg/33lbs