During the winter months we use 20 lbs of sugar per week to create the sugar water for our honeybees.

Ron Johnson, Facilities Engineer at Birds On The Brink Sanctuary, talks about his ingenious invention that feeds the honeybees sugar water year-round for more honey production. A tube feeder is inserted into the beehive, where hang IV bottles filled with sugar water that goes down to a needle that’s stuck in the water trough. So as the bees drink it, it rebuilds itself. We don’t have to open a hive during the winter and expose them to the cold. All we have to do is refill the IV bags. Brilliant!

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