Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Staunton VA
    Posts
    150

    Default Rain water to mix syrup?

    Ive never heard of this suggestion, but wouldnt you think it would be healthier to catch and use rain water than tap from well or city and we all know whats in that. Probably not natural for our bees. Not to mention may be easier to mix sugar without the hardness. Thoughts?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Livermore, CA
    Posts
    1,410

    Default Re: Rain water to mix syrup?

    Bees drink from pools, stagnant ponds, reclaimed sewer ponds, faucets, dog bowls, cattle water troughs (my water supply for my bees!) leaky sprinkler heads, and other sources of water. They are survivors and I think will adapt well to anything wet.........except poison!!
    Coyote Creek Bees

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    dadeville, alabama, USA
    Posts
    1,163

    Default Re: Rain water to mix syrup?

    Ghost is right...We have in a tight dipped buckets of creek water and mixed drums of dry sugar right on the back of the flat bed truck, using a shovel a stirer. TED

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
    Posts
    7,103

    Default Re: Rain water to mix syrup?

    City water is filtered and tested. Rainwater collects all the pollution in the air. If you live way out in the country and no one is burning trash or farming for a hundred miles upwind maybe.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads