Don’t feed bees sugar water (4/9)


After someone on Facebook shared a ‘tip’ that everyone who sees an ‘exhausted’ bee should feed them a little water, some people took it a step further and started leaving bowls of water mixed with sugar to ‘help out’ the little pollinators. Well, turns out that it’s not only not helping them out, it’s actually doing harm. Beekepers warn that bees tend to take shortcuts so finding a platter full of sugar will be much easier than foraging from plants. This leads to bees bringing the sugar to their hives for storage which results in watered down honey. And no one wants that. Besides, leaving sweet water in your garden might attract all sorts of animals, wanted or not.

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