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Gazoodles wrote:
From the time of the first hard frost in fall 2010 until Jan 6 2011 (when a big cold front come through), we had honey bees coming to our back porch hanging around to be fed. During that time I mixed up for them (and they put away) over 2 gallons of apple juice, 5 lbs of sugar and one big jar of honey, It was diluted with some warm water of course so that the sugar would dissolve.
I always try to have lots of blooming plants for the bees during the warm months so the bees like my yard. But this time they kept coming even when the freeze had killed all the plants. Does that mean that they didn't have enough food to get them through the winter so they kept going out searching for flowers/food?
We still don't know who the bees belong to or if they are wild.

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