Queens wont accept sugar

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Yestordsd287
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Queens wont accept sugar

Post: # 31809Post Yestordsd287
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:53 pm

So I have a couple colonies and many semi claustral queens. I try to feed them sugar once every week, but they don’t seem to accept any of the honey I give them. In fact, my trap jaws cover the honey in sand so the sand absorbs the honey. This is worrying me and if anyone knows how I could provide my colonies with sugar I would really love a quick answer.
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Re: Queens wont accept sugar

Post: # 31811Post idahoantgirl
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:22 pm

Yestordsd287 wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:53 pm
So I have a couple colonies and many semi claustral queens. I try to feed them sugar once every week, but they don’t seem to accept any of the honey I give them. In fact, my trap jaws cover the honey in sand so the sand absorbs the honey. This is worrying me and if anyone knows how I could provide my colonies with sugar I would really love a quick answer.
If they want it, they will drink it. They are programmed to survive. They arent going to just "not know " how to drink sugar water. Maybe try thinning out the honey with water so its easier to drink.
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 31818Post Phoenix
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:10 am

Use Fruit Slices, Or Cotton Balls Soaked In Sugary Goods - Always Worked For My Odontomachus Queens.
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