Feeling A Wee Bit Peaked: Bee Power Smoothie, Anyone?
Kinda like Arnold on leg day, bee larva need a fair amount of protein to grow. So, they are fed a mix of pollen and nectar sometimes called bee bread. Pollen has as much protein per pound as steak does, but once they emerge into bee society as bees they have little need for protein. They mostly just need nectar or honey. If there is a shortage of nectar around, which is common in mid/end of summer, then you can help them out by feeding them a mixture of sugar and water. This power smoothie gives them the energy to make more honeycomb to expand the hive and helps them stay alive over the winter. If you listen really closely you can hear a tiny Austrian bee say, “I’ll bee baaaack!”