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nigel434 

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Hi. Am getting conflicting advice about feeding syrup while treating with apiguard and would welcome your comments. I was picking plums today in an orchard next my apiary and noticed many bees feeding on the fruit, is this normal and does it mean that they are short of other sources of food?
 

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I don't think it's because they are short on other food. They may be getting the moisture from the fruit.
 

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Bees don't just get their sugary solutions from flowers - they also forage on fruit (plums, figs) and honeydew from aphids (as in italian melata honey)
 

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Hi. Am getting conflicting advice about feeding syrup while treating with apiguard and would welcome your comments. I was picking plums today in an orchard next my apiary and noticed many bees feeding on the fruit, is this normal and does it mean that they are short of other sources of food?
my bees wont touch syrup during treatment,only after its nearly all gone
 

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