Story: Beekeeping

Winter feeding

Winter feeding

In winter, wet, cold weather and an absence of flowers means that nectar is scarce. So beekeepers supply sugar to hives to keep the bees fed and healthy, and ready for nectar gathering in spring.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Beekeepers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008