How to Revive an Exhausted Bee
It’s easy not to realise you’ve seen a dying bee but . . . it’s also easy to save the life of that bee and revive it.
I did just that - today I’ve mostly been saving the life of a bee
You know how you sometimes see a bee on the lawn etc not moving or just walking about slowly?
Well, if it stays there for a while there’s every chance it’s exhausted and could soon die - but not if you act!
I’ve been geared up for just such an event for well over a month now, I specially walked to a supermarket and bought some honey, stashed it in the cupboard for an emergency, today that emergency came.
I was inspecting the Kitchen Garden and saw a bee in a long tub trying to climb out then just sitting there, clearly unable to fly off.
I was just about to go out for the day but that was stopped, I legged it into the kitchen, grabbed the honey and returned post-haste.
I poured a little of the honey out close to the stricken bee and as soon as it sensed it it went straight for it and started guzzling it up - at this point I ran in for a camera . . .
Now, here’s the important point
I was aware of this trick after reading a newspaper article and so decided to buy the honey just in case, however . . .
I’ve done a lot of research tonight and it all points to using something else - do not use honey - use sugared water
Note: not artificial or diet sweeteners or Demerara sugar.
I’m now going to ditch a full jar of freshly opened honey, go out tomorrow and buy some sugar as I’ve none in the house.
I’m very pleased to say that the bee made a recovery, took quite a while for it to recover but eventually it got more animated, started walking around and eventually flew off.
So remember folks, if you see a bee in distress just prepare a little sugar and clean water and pour a spoonful near the stricken bee.
Another useful day
All the best