- Why Do We Keep Bees? [+]
- Types of Beekeepers
- What Do Beekeepers Do?
- Checking the Hives (Basic Tools)
- Harvesting Honey [+]
- Protecting the Hive [+]
- Record Keeping and Maintenance
- Gathering Information
In spring and fall when plants produce less nectar, beekeepers feed their colonies a syrup made from sugar and water that bees can easily convert into honey for winter storage. They provide the syrup through a feeder within each hive or a common feeder that serves a group of hives.
Beekeepers can supplement the syrup with medications that help prevent or treat disease.