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Honey Quality When Fed from Sugar?


#1

First timer here.
While I’m feeding the hive with sugar water, does this alter/degrade the quality of the honey?

Thank you.


#2

Yes
Your honey will be sugar not honey. The Chinese are particularly good at it.
If you have supers on, of any description, you should not be feeding.


#3

Thanks for this verification.
First package of my life arrives this week.
How do I tell when I can stop feeding?


#4

When you see ANY capped stores…STOP, especially if there is a nectar flow.
This means that the bees have a surplus and are storing it.
How do I know there is a flow?
Look around you. There are flowers and warm weather. The bees fly out straight as a die as if they are on a mission, no hanging about on the hive front or landing board. When they return they hang down at the back end, full of nectar. There are a few crash landings. In the evening after they have stopped flying the hive sounds like an air conditioner
Good luck

There is some good stuff here
http://www.bushfarms.com/beespackages.htm


#5

A new package is burning up all the syrup/nectar that comes in building comb and feeding young. There is nothing left to affect your honey…