From Paul, David and volunteers, The Bee Feed Team:
The Suffolk Beekeepers’ Association is again offering winter feed supplies. Bulk feed can be purchased in cans or in bulk where you supply your own containers, we also sell fondant and candipollen. Orders are made in kg (rule of thumb a syrup can when over full holds about 14kg or 10 litres but we suggest you just fill to 13kg). The amount of stores required by a colony is about 20kg of honey or feed substitute to get it through the winter. Larger hives headed by prolific queens may require more. When full a BS brood frame contains about 2.2 kg of honey, so assess the existing colony stores and feed the required balance. Please complete the form here to indicate your order, you will receive an email confirming your order along with payment details.
The days for collection of bee feed this year are Saturday 1st and 15th August (except for big orders which are best on another day by arrangement with David Adams on 01394 448235 or Mobile 07801 241460). Collection is from Deben View, Back Lane, FALKENHAM. IP10 0TL. All you need to do is turn up between 9am – 2pm on one of these days. If you are collecting bulk feed and you are supplying the cans make sure you bring sufficient to hold the amount you have ordered!!
If you know of other beekeepers who might like to order supplies please let them know. The order form can also be found from a link on the Suffolk Beekeeper’s website