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Revive Tired Bees with Sugar and Water

Posted on August 09 2016

We’re a little obsessed with one of nature’s most important insects here at The Present Tree — bees! They keep our ecosystem functioning and a world without them would mean a world without us too.

So, when you see one these stunning, fuzzy-bellied creatures lying still or moving slowly on the ground all is not lost… It could just be a little tired. The good news is we can do something to help revive it.

How To Revive A Bee

A spoonful of sugar!

Simply mix around 50/50 sugar and water together and place a drop in front of the hungry bee to sip.

How To Revive A Bee

Watch its tongue (proboscis) lengthen and drink the sugary water — it’s fascinating!

The grateful bee will soon re-energise, take flight, and get on with its busy day.

How To Revive A Bee

Bee informed: do not feed bees honey. It could spread viruses, diseases and increase mortality rates.

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