Hive Alive….dead bees?
We are having a ton of Carolina Jessamine blooming in my area and unfortunately my bees are loving it. My bee mentor has recommended that I add a bit of Hive Alive to my bee food in order to improve their gut health coming out of winter and dealing with this somewhat toxic plant.
I added it to 2 liters of 1:1 syrup andy bees started feeding on it pretty quickly. This morning I went to check of they needed a refill and there was a few dozen dead bees in the syrup. I've heard of people complaining that Hive Alive and Honey B healthy can cause bees to drown themselves but I always thought it was more of a joke than anything… I guess not?