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I moved this to the disscussion forum to make it easier to follow the thread.
Strathcona Bees asked:
I'm interested in how many people are feeding their bees now. I know some are against it. If you are feeding what bee food and what kind of feeder? Also, I had a low mite count this year and understand that a number of Vancouver beekeepers experienced the same. Did anyone have a mite problem? I am being overly cautious and sugar dusting now to remove mites.
I am not feeding as I left quite a bit of honey in the 2 deeps that i have on both my hives. I have a few frames of capped honey in the freezer for future feedings. No mite problem but will continue to monitor mite drop levels.
Are you overwintering in 3 deeps? or will you be reducing to 2 or 1 box later?