I was just about to start a thread on bees and fruit. My great aunt has a house next door to us, and she has a few plum trees along with a peach, pear and fig too. I noticed a few bees on plums that had fallen on the ground. But what blew me away was when I was walking past her fig tree. The buzz coming from it was so loud I thought for sure there was a swarm in it!
Anyway I check and instead of a swarm, every single fig on that tree was covered in bees, I'm pretty sure they were my girls, cause when I saw my aunt, she asked me if I had seen the tree. She said that tree had always been full of birds before getting the figs but not this year lol.
I never knew that bees went for fruit, I thought it was just flowers and such. Do they use the juices from the fruit for they honey production?