Re: Bees and Ash?
I have noticed similar behavior with my bees. We have a propane tank from which we made a smoker. When it rains, it leaks into the main body of the smoker where the fat collects. When this, in turn, leaks into the fire box wetting the ash, the bees work it heavily.
Originally Posted by Ian
I don't know if it is because of the dampness alone or if the fat somehow enhances it's desirability. I never see them working it when it is dry.
Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.