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    Default Coffee Grounds?

    It has been in the 50s, sun and little wind in the afternoon. My bees have been all over the compost bin and are really into the coffee grounds. What can they be getting from them? Does it indicate that they are in need of something specific? Thanks.

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    Are the grounds moist, I assume? Might just be drinking from them. I've got a compost pile 25 yards away from my hives, but I've never seen my bees in it. Do they have a good water source already? What other things are you composting in there that they might be interest in? Just the coffee and yard debris?

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    Default Re: Coffee Grounds?

    Mine did that last spring before any bloom. Give them some patties, I had very little pollen in frames when I inspected. If you do not want to open up hive yet, try dry sub above inner cover. A little syrup will help them find it.

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    Default Re: Coffee Grounds?

    Saltybee,
    I put in a Winter Patty from Dadant on 1/15, but I will pop the covers later this week and have a quick look.

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    Default Re: Coffee Grounds?

    Maybe they are on a low budget and can't afford starbucks. ;-) -js

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    Default Re: Coffee Grounds?

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiebooks View Post
    Maybe they are on a low budget and can't afford starbucks. ;-) -js
    thats funny
    thats the way i roll.

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    Default Re: Coffee Grounds?

    There are 2 creeks and a pond closer than the compost pile. Plus the ground is very moist as we have had a lot of rain recently.
    However, the coffee grounds are moist. The rest of the pile is the usual yard waste, some kitchen veggie scraps and ashes. But they are mostly swarming all over the coffee grounds. Maybe it is easier for them to get the moisture from the grounds than the other sources mentioned.

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