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Why are my bees balling up in feeder


#1

Morning. Well, maybe not where you are! Recently I started using top feeders. Man Lake to be specific. When I went to check how the bees were doing everything looked fine, but I was a little surprised to see bees kind of “balled up” in a ball. The ball of bees was about 2 inches around. This was the case in both top feeders. Anyone else seen this? Any ideas as to what is going on? Thanks. Dale


#2

Hi Dale. I really wish I could give you some advice. You can only follow your local advice.
Here we don’t feed our bees, well, not since I started 6 months ago anyway.
Can’t your bees find any forage at all?


#3

Very hard to comment without a photo. Could it be that a wasp or other pest has found the feeder? Bees will ball those to kill them.


#4

They could be building comb. My bees love to build comb in my Mann lake hive top feeders.