Is sugar water bad for bees?
No. In small amounts sugar water can actually help revive a bee. Leaving large amounts of sugar water out will potentially attract more bees. This will become an easy source of food for them, thus the bees will not pollinate as much because they’ll not have to work for their food.
How can I help save the bees?
I’m afraid to say that not all bees need help and not all bees can be saved. The worker honey bee for example only lives for around 45 days. As upsetting as this is if you see a drowsy bee there’s a chance it could be coming to the end of its life but there’s still a load of things you can do. This includes planting more flowers, building bee hotels and supporting local bee farmers by buying local honey.
Can you give a bee honey?
No because it’s highly likely the honey will not be suitable for our native bee! If you’re making your own bee food to help revive a bee you should only use white granulated sugar and never use brown. This includes demerara, muscovado sugar or any artificial sweetener.