FD368

Pro-Winter Feed

$36.75
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Description

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.

Specification

  • 11.40 inches
  • 42.10 LBS

Reviews

  • 4

    Good stuff!

    by Ille on Feb 14, 2024

    I've used the pro winter for 4 years and the bees like it. So much so that I must check it often as they consume it very quickly. Only one downside is extracting it from the bucket. I've yet to find the "optimum" way to do this easily. A negative but I will continue to use it.

  • 5

    Pro-Winter Feed

    by Mark Ridge on Feb 11, 2024

    Very easy and quick to feed. It should be stored inside so it's not cold and hard when you need to use it. I just use my hive took as a scoop and press it to the top of the frames.

  • 3

    Pro-Winter Feed

    by Jeff Bryer on Feb 06, 2024

    Very difficult to get out of the bucket, even at room temperature. Extremely difficult at colder temperatures. Content of product is good.

  • 5

    Pro Winter patties

    by Robert Cuddeback on Apr 15, 2022

    Works good for a fast way to feed your bees if you can’t use syrup because of the outside temperature.