DIY Winter Nutrition Bricks for the Bees

For colonies that are more active, and may eat through their natural stores – I make winter nutrition bricks.   They initially have a consistency of damp sand, and are dehydrated into bricks that I place on top of the frames of the bee hives.

Here’s my particular recipe.   Everyone who makes their own – has their own favorite ingredients to add.  I tend to keep my recipe simple.

  • 50 Lbs Sugar
  • 4 Cups Pollen Substitute
  • 1 Cup Sea Salt
  • 4-1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix (I use a cement mixer), place into brownie/cake pans, tamp it down, dehydrate for a few days…. Then place on the hives.


Thanks for watching!   If you make your own – put a comment into the comments area of teh video to let me know what you put into YOUR winter nutrition for your bees.

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