Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Sailoret, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Sailoret

    Sailoret Hatching

    Aug 5, 2014
    I have also noticed the bees in my girls feed. Had a bee guy come out and help me understand why they are there. He also said that since we have had tons of rainy days the bees need an alternate source of food. Since my girls are still eating and drinking I have decided to do nothing. Their numbers have also gone down but there are a few hangers on. Mine are wild honey bees and our neighborhood needs the help with gardens and such. I hope they make it through the winter.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Heavy rain will wash out the pollen and nectar from the flowers. Depending on the kind of flower it can take days to weeks to recover. The bees use the pollen as a source of protein.
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    It is good of you to leave the bees, they are having a hard enough time as it is with chemicals decimating their numbers. Most honeybees are very non-aggressive and are unlikely to hurt you or your birds.

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