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« on: September 11, 2011, 06:57:57 PM »

Hey there just was walking out in the yard and the bees are out looking at everything here. Me and the lil kiddo were buzed quite a few times its hard to tell a 2 yr old to not swat the bees !

THere out eating the fallen appels also..... Im feeding them allso so im not shure why they want the apples. I want them for the deer..... Hmmmm anyone else have the girls do wird stuff  ??
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 07:44:58 PM »

they are after the juice.  they will get on any fruit that is broken or dripping.  they go after my fig skins when i toss them.  don't worry.  they will leave the majority for the deer. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 08:36:21 PM »

I really dont care Smiley I was just wondering if it was normal behaivor. I put out another feeder for the bees cause the last one was getting to blocked.
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 09:36:18 PM »

They can't eat apples, they also can't pierce the skin but they can suck the juice.  If they are, then there is a dearth as they prefer nectar.  The won't eat the apples, but the yellow jackets will chew them out and leave holes in them.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 09:37:21 PM »

they go after my fig skins when i toss them. 

When  figs start to get over-ripe on the tree,  wasps come and rip them open.  Once they are open, the honey bees are all over the figs.  They also love fallen persimmons.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 12:01:36 AM »

same with grapes.  the bees don't chew them but they take advantage of the fact that others do.  my figs are starting to drip and everything is on them.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 08:13:20 AM »

Honeybees often get the bad wrap of ruining a fruit crop, in particular grapes. As stated many times above the honeybees normally don't pierce the skin of the fruit but are opportunistic where others have.
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