It's important to keep your colonies going in the winter if you want your bees to be able to stay alive. However, it's not easy to keep a colony running in the winter. It requires extra work from the beekeeper, but it's completely worth it in the end!
Introducing winter patties to your hive is a great way to help your bees survive the winter. Our Pro Winter Feed is specially formulated to provide bees with the food they need to get through the cold months. Winter patties are a low-protein source of food that will help the hive sustain during the colder months.
Bees need carbohydrates to survive the winter, and our Pro Winter Patties provides this. However, it's important to note that winter patties for bees only contain a very small amount of protein (around 4 percent). This is intentional as too much protein will encourage bees to start rearing brood too early, which isn't ideal given the colder weather. As the weather starts to warm up, you can switch to a pollen substitute patty such as Ultra Bee or Bee Pro® Patties. These patties will provide both carbohydrates and protein, which is perfect for when bees start brood-rearing again in the spring.
Winter patties are the bees' go-to food source in the winter, so you don't want to run out! Buy the bulk-packed Pro Winter Patties at Mann Lake Ltd. Simply spread over your top bars or make your own patties by spreading the mix on wax paper.
- 10.98 LBS