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HiveAlive Fondant Patty

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Solid carbohydrate feed for honeybees enriched with HiveAlive liquid, vitamins & amino acids. Perfect for overwinter or emergency feeding.

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2 options available, pack of 6 (14 lbs) and pack of 15 (35 lbs). Please choose from dropdown menu above.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 112 reviews

My bees absolutely thrived over winter with this, and it is exceptionally easy to use. I fully endorse this product and will continue to use it.

Curt S.
Great bee supplement!

I have tried other bee supplements with independent studies. Nothing works better than Hivealive! I use it year around depending on the hives needs. Stronger brood too!

jim davis, Lazy HJ Ranch
My bees loves Hivealive.

I attribute Hivealive to my success this past winter as I did not loose any hives. Thanks Hivealive.

Paul Martens
These are amazing

I kept these on my hives all winter and all of my colonies survived. The bees love them and they finish every bit of them with no waste.

Southeast Homestead Bee Farm
Great Product

Hive Alive is a big boost for colonies during winter and early spring .Easy to feed and the Bees Love it. I keep plenty on hand and offer it on my websites online store

Why use HiveAlive Fondant Patty?

Fondant is essential to prevent the starvation of bees over winter and early spring. By placing the fondant directly over the cluster they always have direct access to food.

Reasons they would need it are...

Stores too far away from the bee cluster: Their stores could be only a frame or two away but if too cold they can’t leave the cluster to access it and hence will starve.

Ran out of food: This can happen over winter but usually happens in spring when the bees are building up but there is no flow yet. They can very quickly run out of their stores leading to starvation and colony loss.

Cold snap in spring: The bees have built up and there has been a nectar flow but the weather gets cold again and the bees cannot fly and quickly use up any food they have collected and will very quickly starve if not fed.

HiveAlive and vitamins and amino acids in the fondant ensure better overwinter survival, improved gut health and optimal bee health.

Fondant can be used in queen rearing in queen cages, apideas, nucs etc.

You want all the benefits of a full dose of HiveAlive in each patty.

What is HiveAlive Fondant Patty?

Fondant is a solid, sugar-based food that provides bees with essential carbohydrates. Compared to syrup, fondant contains less moisture, eliminating the risk of drying out the feed and preventing excess moisture in the hive.

Watch Feeding Fondant to Bees Video

When to use HiveAlive Fondant Patty?

  • 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.

How to use HiveAlive Fondant Patty?

  • Fondant is put on top of the colony, either under or over the inner cover, so no feeders are needed.
  • To feed HiveAlive Fondant, keep fondant in plastic wrapper and cut a 3”(8 cm/approx size of the HiveAlive logo) hole in the front of the packet and place the opening over the hole in the crownboard or directly over brood frames. Repeat as needed.

Please note, removing the plastic covering will cause the fondant to dry out.

Fondant is easy to handle and store and doesn’t cause robbing like syrup can.

If you don't use up all your patties in the season you bought them, don’t worry!

If opened, wrap them up with saran wrap to make sure they don’t dry out and keep them until you need them. Make sure to use them before the expiry date printed on the pack.

Top tip: you can also add some water to the fondant and gently heat to make a light sugar syrup!


Can I use fondant in the spring instead of 1 to 1 syrup?

Yes you can feed the fondant instead of 1:1 syrup however, if it is warm enough to feed syrup, then syrup with HiveAlive added is the preferred method.

Should I freeze HiveAlive Fondant Patties?

Because the fondant has a 2 year shelf life, we do not recommend freezing them as they will still be in date for the following season. We do recommend storing in a cool, dry place.

How do I store HiveAlive Fondant Patties?

There is no need to refrigerate or freeze HiveAlive Fondant Patties. Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid prolonged high temperatures (over 85°F for a long period of time).

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