A bee station. Good idea.



Judith said...

The Bee Station is cute however please do not feed the bees sugar water in it.
Commercial and many hobby beekeepers feed sugar (or corn syrup) to their bees and this is part of the reason why the bees are failing! Bees should NOT be fed sugar water. There are no nutrients for bees in sugar and it is the wrong pH. They need nectar and pollen. So if you want to feed the bees plant an organic bee friendly garden. An excellent book on how to treat bees holistically is Gunther Hauk's Towards Saving the Honeybee.
Besides, putting sugar water in your garden will attract yellow jackets who are omnivores and do eat sugar.

O's Eggs said...

But I feed my bees fondant (5:1) sugar to water now before the nectar flows. They would starve otherwise in the spring. What do you recommend as a replacement. Our nectar flow is really only a few weeks a year. My beekeeper mentors recommend fondant in early spring and (2:1) later in the spring.