Need Bees Removed?
Beekeeping Forums
December 21, 2014, 04:20:14 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: 24/7 Ventrilo Voice chat -click for instructions and free software here
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: high humidity or light fog  (Read 255 times)
House Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 369

Location: Central Florida

« on: October 16, 2013, 02:26:34 PM »

How does high humidity or a light fog affect nectar. 
Galactic Bee
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3928

Location: Finland

« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 04:29:32 PM »

I have seen several times that nectar absorbs night mist and nectar will become so watery that bees or bumblebees do not forage the nectar.
When nectar dry up in sun, bees start to forage nectar during afternoon. (Canola, phacelia and fireweed)

It happens too that honey dew, made by aphids,  dries up during day  so much that bees do not mind  lick the stuff. But night mist dilutes it and bees forage it enormous amounts. It is easy because, bee need not to fly "from leaf to leaf". They just need lick big droplets and get full load in one minute.

Himalayan balsam nectar is protected against night mist and bees forage it very early, even if phacelia field is covered with thin mist up to midday. There are other tube form flowers too which is protected against mist.

Here is one plant where bumblebees visit, but at same time no one pick fireweed nectar.
Bumbles bite a hole to the tube and take the nectar.

Here are holes

Language barrier NOT included
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.25 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page December 20, 2014, 08:01:34 PM