Feeding Bees

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Crafty Cookie

Feeding Bees

Heard on Farming Today on radio 4 that the honey bees need help as collecting nectar makes them tired and often they need a snack.

Apparently if you mix 2 heaped tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablepoon of water and leave it near plants that bees adore it helps.

So being a little goody two shoes (for once in my life) I'm trying this out.

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Dottie May

Feeding Bees

I also saw that article CC and am going to try it even though we seem to have quite a lot of bees in our garden. By the way, it also mentioned to put the sugared water in an egg cup so that birds couldn't bathe in it!

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JAMES

Erm.....

I bash em with a newspaper!

THey terrify me!

XX

James!!

You must never hurt a bee, there is no excuse!

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JAMES

They are Scary!

They are Knorr!!!!!!!! They are!

xxx

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Gerry

Noreen

Agree completely.

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Honey

Feeding bees

Quote: "Heard on Farming Today on radio 4 that the honey bees need help as collecting nectar makes them tired and often they need a snack."

:D Oh dear me... must wear my reading glasses more! When I read the above I read ... Often they need a smack. So when James comes on and says he hits them with a newspaper I thought he was serious (he probably was knowing James)!! Just put me out to graze... I'm past it !

Honey :-x

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JAMES

Its all insects, flyng "things" etc....

They all totally terrify me!!!!!

XX

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Crafty Cookie

I Tried It ....

well, being a member of the stronger sex and not bothered by bees (that is unless 2,500 are swarming in my garden).

Anyway, I took my eggcupful of sugar and water and the bees are attracted to it, can't make up my mind whether it is evaporating or the bees are enjoying it or maybe both.

Dear Jamesey, bees only sting when they are provoked, otherwise they are as dangerous as a fly.

BTW the swarm landed on the budlea bush and a local farmer took the swarm with him, hence the figure.

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Daisy Chain

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Talking of bees, is it that they are laden with pollen which causes them to suddenly drop to the ground? I actually heard one fall today and carefully put a sheet of paper near it so it could crawl onto it. I put the paper on top of my pot of petunias where it then sat for a few minutes before flying off. It was quite a big bumbly with lots of pollen on it. Love 'em!
Don't be horrid to them James!
Daisy x

 
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