Raw honey, bad for ants?

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Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

Post: # 59575Post PwnerPie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:23 pm

Correct. Though it's difficult to control where bees fly. It's possible they fly to some area that was being sprayed
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Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

Post: # 63242Post PAants
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:37 pm

Attatexana wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:10 pm
I think it was organic which means pesticides free right?
Organic means nothing. It's a buzzword companies use to market products because they know it's popular right now. If anything, organic could well mean there's less quality control, not more (at least as far as human health goes). In terms of what it means for the safety of ants, who knows? Cyanide is organic, after all.

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Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

Post: # 63270Post antnest8
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:03 pm

PAants wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:37 pm
Attatexana wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:10 pm
I think it was organic which means pesticides free right?
Organic means nothing. It's a buzzword companies use to market products because they know it's popular right now. If anything, organic could well mean there's less quality control, not more (at least as far as human health goes). In terms of what it means for the safety of ants, who knows? Cyanide is organic, after all.
I mean your right in so many ways.

but even though the name is poorly chosen, i thought that there was a test or something farms had to do to become organic, and that less than 1% of farms are. considering though that there is so much "organic" stuff available in stores your probably right about most of it being fake, for me i just stick with sugar water.

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Re: Raw honey, bad for ants?

Post: # 64847Post gorgyBEN
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:12 pm

WNCAnt wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:48 am
Do not feed your queens raw unprocessed honey. Little incite, bee keepers use a special powder to keep mites and ants out of there hives. This powder is poison to the ants, so when you feed raw honey it contains small amounts of said powder until its processed. The powder is harmless to humans and bees.
One thought, could it be too sticky? Do they need access to an actual water source? I ask this because I noticed the queen pulling at the water cotton and actively drinking the days after putting the raw honey in. I have not seen it since I started using regular honey (still organic) again.

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