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Should my bees drink a quart of sugar water in hours?

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Should my bees drink a quart of sugar water in hours?

I’ve noticed that my small colony (a few frames of brood now, working on what looks like their first mostly resource frame) continues to grow (caught it in late May) but comb production is slow. After some reading I’ve decided to start feeding a 1:1 mix to encourage comb building in hopes of getting them strong enough to winter.

They go through a quart in a matter of hours. Seems amazing to me. Does this sound right to more experienced keepers?

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