I had friends from Africa visiting me last fall. They also happen to be entomologists. i was asking their advice on my bee hives (This is my second year beekeeping and I could use all the help I can get). They suggested that I feed the bees molasses.

I attended a short bee workshop (Natural Beekeeping) in January. The people at the workshop said one shouldn't feed bees molasses because of possible contamination. What are your thoughts? Is molasses contaminated and should I just stick with regular sugar?

Thank you for your help!