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Sharing & Caring: Birds Share Food with Bees

Look close - can you see the bees "feeding" on the birdseed & grain?

Look close – can you see the bees “feeding” on the birdseed & grain?

Hard to believe, but when I went out to feed the chickens and passed the deck rail where I put bird seed, there was a cloud of bees buzzing around. A closer look revealed what looked like the bees feeding on the grain and seed! Weird. Anyway, I sent the photo to our beekeeper along with Buggy Joe Boggs of Ohio State Extension and Ron Wilson, garden expert at Natorp’s.

Ron came back with this explanation: “They mistake the fine meal in the bottom for pollen and take it back to the hive.  They’ll invade bird feeders too.”  Well, whoda thought???!!!

 

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