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  1. #1
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    Default bees in sugar maple trees

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    My sugar maples are leaking sap as the day warms and my bees are feeding on the sap. I found them feeding on a sunny morning with the outside temp at 37 degrees F,

  2. #2
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    Default Re: bees in sugar maple trees

    I've seen this myself wonder how the honey would taste.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: bees in sugar maple trees

    I would assume much like maple syrup!

    Bees collect the pollen when the maples bloom, too.

    Peter

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    Default Re: bees in sugar maple trees

    Last spring was so early and warm that my bees stored nearly a super of maple tree honey, it did have a slight maple syrup taste, not my favorite honey but it wasn't really that bad. John

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    Default Re: bees in sugar maple trees

    A few years back I cut a small maple down in the backyard. It was late February and as expected, the cut trunk leaked a lot of sap. Couple hours later I went back to cut up the downed tree and the stump was covered with bees. It startled me because it actually looked like a swarm. Kind of neat. They didn't let that sap go to waste.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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    Default Re: bees in sugar maple trees

    Seems like a lot of trouble to feed B's
    "Nature does nothing uselessly." Aristotle

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