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Offline paus

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feeding old jelly and jam
« on: December 06, 2019, 12:45:49 pm »
Has any one had problems letting bees feed on old jam and jelly some of it is Jalapeno jelly.  Yep, she is on the annual Christmas cleaning excursion, and I would like to share the jelly with the girls.
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Offline Xerox

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Re: feeding old jelly and jam
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 03:01:40 pm »
Probably best not to. There are some solids that could harm them and possibly make them deficate in the hive
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Offline sawdstmakr

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Re: feeding old jelly and jam
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 11:38:15 am »
I?m with Xerox, I would not do it. .
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Re: feeding old jelly and jam
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2019, 08:38:13 am »
If you insist I would not do it when the bees might be confined for some time.  It will likely give them dysentery because of the protein (pectin) and other solids and if they can't take cleansing flights it could cause some problems.
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