Homes for Wildlife

Homes for Wildlife
If you love the creatures in your garden, you'll love our Homes for Wildlife project. This is the place to ask and answer questions about making your backyard wildlife-friendly.

My homemade bee feeder

One tablespoon of water and two of granulated sugar in a shallow bowl to supplement bees nectar diet.

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  • My homemade bee feeder

    This looks great! Certainly a good booster for the bees next to your buddleia (how far away does summer seem now!?).

    One thing worth adding is to remember not to use Honey in bee feeders like this. Honey is is the direct product of individual colonies it can indeed harbour viruses and disease specific to individual colonies. This therefore can have serious impacts if taken back to different hives from which the honey was produced. Also we recommend only using small amounts of white granualted table sugar (the purest/most neutral form), 1/2 table spoons - to avoid contamination and preventing the bees from drowning in excessive amounts of solution. It should mixed to form a paste rather than a liquid. We recomend using only small containers so that birds don’t dive in for a sugary bath. Things like eggshells or yogurt pots work well to :)