Rachel Rose: Better ways to keep a honey bee happy

September 7, 2016

From: Wanganui Chronicle

By Rachel Rose


Let’s remember: bees are not domesticated and they work themselves to death (literally) through summer to store honey to keep their colony alive over winter and early spring. It’s common practice to take most or even all those honey stores and substitute it with a heavy sugar syrup.

In the United States, it’s even worse – the bees are fed high fructose corn syrup. Neither of these are equivalent to honey, which is alkaline, has a different chemical structure and is full of micro-nutrients. There’s a difference between calories that keep you alive and food that nourishes you.

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