Re: Bees crawling in front of hive/falling off hive
Bee tea?? Where in the heck did you hear about that for bees!! I see your new here, you might want to do a search for feeding bees, you will not find bee tea or anything with the likes of tea for feeding bees that I know of and there are all types of bee keepers from hobby single hive keepers to large commerical guys and everything in between.
I would suspect that your "bee tea" is what is making the bees sick. And the other bad thing, that concauction is stored in their comb and will effect more bees to come.
Sometimes it is just more assuring and do things the simple way and feed just plain sugar water or if you want to get fancy, add Honey B Healthy. I feed just plain sugar water and have not had sick bees yet..............and also remember, you dont want to cook he sugar in the water on the stove, if the sugar caramelizes it will make the bees sick, just bring the water to a hot enough temp that you cant stick your finger in, shut off the stove and add the sugar and start stirring.
Im sorry if I come across as mean, but I really think people need to do a whole lot more research when it comes to certain things. Heck, I read a whole bee book and spent a lot of late nights reading this site before I got bees!!
Chalk it up to lesson learned I suppose.
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