My bees are bush collecting coffee grounds from the mulch pile so I decided to put up a pollen feeder to divert their attention.
My question is, is 10 feet away to close to the hives?
10 feet is where there is a convenient tree to hang the feeder from.
My pollen feeder is a hive body that sits on the stand right next to my other hives. Syrup feeders need to be located a distance away to prevent robbing.
I doubt giving them dry sub will get them off the coffee grounds, different needs.
Coffee is loaded with various alkaloid compounds. Perhaps there is something that is needed in their diet in the coffee. I believe the true nature of bee nutrition is poorly understood. Anytime I see bees foraging on weird stuff I figure they know better than I do. Or maybe the caffeine gives them a little buzzzzzzz?
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