Honey for Bees

WP_20150828_002 (2)Bees are efficient creatures and they love honey.  After we put our honey into smaller containers for future use, we had the big bucket full of residual honey – honey that lined the sides of the bucket that didn’t come out easily.  Our mentor always gives the honey back to the bees – and so shall we.  We put this bucket out by the bee hive.

Bee Danger:  The honey eventually flowed to the bottom of the bucket and we noticed there were some bees that were stuck and some looked like they were ‘drowning’ in the honey.   Instead of providing something good for the bees, we were placing them in danger.

WP_20150828_001 (2)What to do? We turned the bucket on its side so the honey could flow to the grass instead of the bottom of the bucket.  The bees ‘drowning’ in the honey were dumped out to the ground.  We made sure to move the bucket around the ground a bit so that all the honey didn’t flow out on the same spot.

Bees saved and flourished:  The bees did not disappoint.  They came out in mass to reclaim every bit of the remaining honey from the bucket, from the ground, and from each other.  After a close inspection of the area, not a single bee died from drowning in the honey.  Success!

Bees Rule, Sheri

About sheribettine

I love gardens, bees and family. In this blog, I write about our experiences as new beekeepers and what I love about gardening.
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