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Sycamore Springs: Did bees just wake up too early this spring?

Sage of Sycamore Springs finds herding bees no small challenge. Sugar water was insufficient bribe; bees still preferred Petals' pig chow and other livestock food, to that.
Comments re article 42564: Bees If they are problem call join or visit GR beekeepers

By Cynthia Meyer
From Sycamore Springs, KY

I too have been visited by bees of late. Seems the little busy bodies are attracted to corn and feeds. I was cleaning out the feed room, and noticed several bees, knowing they were honey bees, I did wonder if they woke up too early - so to speak - since there is nothing blooming.

I did mix up some sugar water, and set it on a barrel away from the feed room. This did not divert these sleeping beauty bees attention from the feed boxes. Matter of fact, not one bee visited my makeshift feed feast! I even sprinkled sweet feed near the nectar concoction, but the bees were steadfast, and faithful to the "smackerels" from the feed bins.

It was not only the molasses that may have been attracting them, as they seemed just as fond of the Calf Manna and Petals' pig chow. So maybe it had something to do with corn and it's calories? -Cindy Meyer

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Birds and Bees: Finally, food

2011-02-20 - Sycamore Springs, KY - Photo by Cynthia Meyer.
"Finally," Cynthia Meyer writes, "the little guy gets some real food." The Sage of Sycamore Springs had been perplexed about early activity of bees craving Petals the Pig's food instead of proffered sugar water. The problem was solved with an open blossom.

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