How does honey help bees?

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How does honey help bees?
« on: 08/05/2013 11:22:28 »
Honey does more than just feed bees, it also activates a host of chemical and immune defense mechanisms, new research has found.

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Re: How does honey help bees?
« Reply #1 on: 09/05/2013 06:29:14 »
I didn't realize that most of the natural honey was being replaced with sugar water to over-winter the bees, and perhaps during other seasons too. 

The French, of course, feed their bees chocolate instead of the plain sugar water.

Anyway, perhaps one should only take a portion of the honey from the bees, and leave them with at least some natural honey.

The Colony Collapse Disorder, of course, is complicated, and perhaps there are multiple causes.  In many cases, the hives are apparently abandoned, without dead bees, which would likely indicate a cause other than disease or poison.