Sugar Feeding

Hive top feeder full of honey
Hive top feeder

I have maintained for years that feeding sugar to bees is close to starvation rations.

In light of recent announcements regarding sugar and the problems it creates, empty calories, no nutritional benefit, even being ‘toxic’ to humans, are we still inclined to force feed such crap to the bees?

It’s got to be at least 20 years since I ‘fed’ sugar and my bees are healthy and don’t starve. I must admit to stimulating them with a few ounces of sugar water, but with wintergreen added in the early spring, but feeding gallons of syrup is a NO-NO around here.

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