How To Revive A Bee Using Thirst Aid
With your bee thirst aid kit you’ll be able to give a tired bee the energy boost it needs to get back to the hive. You should only use this technique as an emergency though! Imagine the Revive a Bee Thirst Aid Kit as CPR for bees! (or butterflies)
Does Sugar Water Revive Bees?
Yes it’s true, a simple mix of sugar and water can sometimes help revive an exhausted bee. Feeding a bee a small amount of sugar water at the right time can potentially save a bees life but it’s important you don’t leave large amounts out for them.
Can I Feed A Bee Honey?
No! Do not think that offering tired bees honey is better because it isn’t! Furthermore the honey we buy from supermarkets is not suitable because a lot is imported hence it will not be right for our native British bumblebees. If you want to create a bumblebee energy drink ao you can revive tired bees then visit the RSPB website where they suggest mixing two tablespoons of white granulated sugar with one tablespoon of water. Place this mix on the lid of a jam jar or spoon.
Help Revive Tired Drowsy Bees
Have you ever seen a drowsy tired bee in your home, garden or while out walking in the countryside? Whenever I used to see a bee like this I always thought it was dying but the truth is they’re not. Well not always anyway. In some cases our little furry friends are just tired from a busy day of collecting pollen. It is possible to actually revive these bees with a simple sugar and water solution.
How To Revive A bee
Do not add extra water because there’s a risk the bee could drown. Do not add extra sugar because this will make the solution too sweet. Place the spoon or lid near to the bee or if you can, carefully pick the bee up and place it near the srup solution so it can have a little drink. This will hopefully allow it to gather enough energy to fly back to the hive.