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Has anyone experienced honey bees going after layer pellets. Seems they are taking the smaller pieces back to the hive. Not a good end for bees in feeder, they are coated with pellet dust and die. I welcome any suggestions as how to separate bees from pellets. I have moved the feeder 30 feet away to no avail. They target the pellets where ever I put the feeder. 

Thank you,

post #2 of 7

:welcome

 

I haven't had that happen so I'm not sure how to stop it but you might have luck asking members that are beekeepers:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/310974/a-bee-thread-for-those-interested-in-beekeeping/1890

 

Also, I know a member that has both chickens and bees, if you send her a Private Message (PM), she may be able to help you out. You'll find the PM link in your upper right corner by your member name. Click on the PM link and a message box will open. Type in her name, 3goodeggs, enter a subject then type your question in the message box and hit Submit.

 

Good luck!

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Welcome to BYC! :frowNorthFLChick gave you some great info.

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post #5 of 7

:welcome I hope you find a way to keep the bees away from the pellets!

post #6 of 7
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Thanks,

For now feeding scratch until I find a solution. Less dust and not so attractive to the bees. 

post #7 of 7

I recall someone else writing in for information on getting the bees to buzz off.  Sorry I can't remember what transpired.  I wouldn't think bees could get nourishment from pellets.

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