Re: Feeding Bees Honey
The straw is a good plan. Bees can drown in just a thin layer as their body becomes covered. If there are enough bees they will eventually clean themselves off so even the ones that fall in can be pulled out, and for the most part be saved. I had thousands on my deck a few weeks ago while trying to clean up a crosscombed deep. I kept pulling bees out of the honey, many were already dead, but the vast majority actually survived and were gone by evening.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.