Feeding other species is not a competence of human species

«First, it doesn’t matter what carbohydrates [candy, dry sugar, high fructose corn syrup or HFCS, honey, sugar syrup, wet supers] you choose to feed your honeybees, you are either not improving their chances of survival or you are damaging their chances of survival. Those who do not feed are achieving as good or better survival rates. (…)

Many of us who practice “natural” beekeeping or “permaculture style” beekeeping are quite comfortable feeding our honeybees honey when they “must” be fed.  (…)

Does that make you wonder why you are going to all that trouble to feed your bees? It should. (…)

First, those who fed carbohydrates to their bees lost more colonies, significantly more, than those who did not feed. »



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