Due to significant demand among beekeepers, Dara Scott and the HiveAlive team created a ready to feed fondant patty that already has the correct dose of HiveAlive added as well as vitamins and amino acids key for honey bee health.
The fondant patty is an easy-to-use solid sugar feed. It is put on top of the colony, either under or over the brood box, so no feeders are needed. It can be used as an autumn feed but is mainly used to top up over winter when it is too cold to feed syrup, or in late winter when bees are running out of stores. Because it is placed directly over the cluster, the bees do not have to leave the cluster to access food, minimizing the chance of starvation. Fondant is easy to handle and store and does not cause robbing like syrup can.
In addition to this, it also gives all the benefits of HiveAlive. HiveAlive is still the only feed supplement with published proven data showing that feeding gives more bees, more honey, improved intestinal wellbeing and improved overwinter survival. HiveAlive is composed of a unique blend of seaweed extracts, scientifically selected for honey bee health.
To order, enquire with your local beekeeping store or visit www.usa.hivealivebees.com