Accidentally Fed My Bees a Candy Board
Well last fall I made up a few candy boards for just in case purposes. I used a couple of them but not all of them. I set them in my shed and forgot about them. A week ago I started organizing my equipment and I moved the candy boards (they were facing candy down) and discovered that black ants had moved in and were raising brood in the boards. There were thousands of ant. I tossed them outside and again forgot about them. A week later they were covered with thousands of honey bees. They had scarfed down about 3/4 of the candy.
My pup loves to sit and watch the bees on the candy boards. My friends are freaked out when they see so many bees.
Cant see any harm in it. The supers are starting to be capped. I wonder how the bees process the candy in the hive?
Pearl City Apiary Michael and Loucil Bach