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Bumble bee nectar soultion

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Hi

I still have to work for a living so dont have time to watch the bumble bees very much

However my cctv bird cameras are idle until late autumn so thought i’d set a couple up on a fake flower soaked in a nectar solution then ID the bees later.

Any suggestion s as to whether the bees would be attracted to a nectar substitute and what mix should i use

Thanks for any help

David

     
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Hello David,

Beekeepers use sugar solutions as an emergency feed for honey bees.
The traditional strength for feeding for winter is 2 lb sugar per pint of water = 908 g / 568 g - which is rather strong. 
You could halve this and it might be better.
Alternatively, nectar is about 30 - 50% sugar content.

I’ll add more to this later !

Clive