18.05.2014 I learned yesterday that when you see a bee on the ground that isn’t moving, it’s not necessarily dead, it’s probably just dead tired from carrying lots of pollen and needs re-energising. So if you mix a tiny bit of water with some sugar and let it drink it will give it the boost it needs to continue on its way. Bizarrely, this exact thing happened today! I found a knackered bee, mixed up some sugar water, gave it a drink and watched it guzzle and guzzle then suddenly come back to life. It was amazing! Thank you patrick, it was an excellent tip that i’ll never forget and will continue to pass on to others!
boost this because look bEES ARE DYING AND WE REALLY NEED TO HELP THEM!!!!!!
Help them, sweetlings!
mistresselanvitalloungeoflust @byron130: Actually it is best to use some honey. It is their natural food source and does not matter that it is not from their hive. Sugar water is ok…but not as natural. Bees drink a LOT of water. And if you can…setting up bee watering stations in your back yard is easy. Put a layer pebbles on an old plate. Add water, place about your garden at various heights. Clean them daily with fresh water. Blessed BEE!!!! )O(