Honeybee Packages, Nucs, Queens and Beekeeping Supplies in Chicagoland
Feed, Stimulants, Pollen Substitutes & Lures
Feed and Pollen Substitutes, Stimulants & Lures are a regular practice among beekeepers. Our feeder products give you a range of options to administer solid and liquid feeds both with and without protein (to stimulate brood production). These are the typical reasons why a beekeeper would want to feed:
If starting packages or nucs on new equipment. Using feed and pollen substitutes supports comb building and brood production.
Feed to prevent spring starvation if honey reserves have been depleted and early flowers are delayed by bad weather.
If there is a lack of stores going into the fall. Feeding is often necessary to supplement honey stored in the fall to provide enough resources for the winter.
If emergency feeding is needed during the winter. At this time, a solid feed such as winter patties or fondant is necessary.