For those colonies running light on stores and those needing to feed in emergency situations we at Dadant have come out with winter patties. These carbohydrate patties contain Honey Bee Healthy and Mega Bee and run around 3% protein. 3-4 patties can be fed at a time when using standard 10 frame equipment. It is advised to use a 2 inch spacer rim (B10004) on top of the brood chambers allowing room for the bees to set up and around the patties for easier consumption. Can be fed throughout the winter months and into early spring when warm enough to open the hive. Sold in 10 pound carton.