I'm new here. I've been interested in bees my whole life pretty much. I've caught honeybees since I was little. One day I found a carpenter bee who couldn't fly and ever since, I've been taking in sick bees who can't fly. One day I'm planning on having a whole hive to myself so I figured I should get on a bee forum and have some support.
However, I have a question: The other day I found a bee on the sidewalk who couldn't fly. I felt sorry for the poor thing and took him home. It won't eat any of the honey I give it (it has really short antenna so idk how it tells what it's eating).
It's a robber bee. I tried to Google more info but there isn't much out there that I could find. Do you know if it's carnivorous or eats honey? He won't eat the honey I give him and he's been four or five days since I found him so he's starting to die of starvation (getting really slow and stuff).
If it's carnivorous I'm not sure I can bear to watch him eat another bug alive, so I may release him. But I'd like to know for sure. Any thoughts or suggestions?