Hi , I have looked in the books but can`t find any mention of bees working ripe plums has anyone else any experience of this. The trees are about 20 yards from my hives and this morning the Greengage tree was covered with bees, a lot of the fruit has split at the top because of the rain and the bees are definately taking something from the fruit. All of the hives have been given a gallon of full strength sugar syrup 2 weeks ago prior to varoa treatment and they have this stored away so they are not starving. Could this be because they are deaperate for something to forrage and there is nothing else . I know that the bees don`t read the books but am a bit worried in case it gives them belly ache.