What is Fondant?
Fondant 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, minimising the chance of starvation. Fondant is easy to handle and store and doesn’t cause robbing like syrup can.
Why Choose HiveAlive Fondant?
The HiveAlive Fondant Patty is a premium product sold in 1kg/2.2lbs pouches with the correct dosage of HiveAlive added as well as an optimised blend of vitamins & amino acids chosen for bee health. It is available in sealed 1kg/2.2lbs pouches and has a shelf life of 2 years.
When to feed HiveAlive Fondant
Fondant can be fed anytime of the year when supers are not on but is mainly used over winter and in spring when too cold to feed syrup.
Key feeding times are over winter to prevent starvation when there isn’t enough food or the bees are clustered too far away from their stores and in spring when bees are running out of stores or need a boost to get build them up for the year ahead.