21 Jun '11, 3pm

A 101 guide to keep bees in your back yard (free honey!

A 101 guide to keep bees in your back yard (free honey!

It's standard in the bee industry to take honey from bees and then feed them with sugar or corn syrup, since these are less expensive than honey. However, backwards beekeepers make sure their bees have plenty of honey stored before they take for themselves in order to obviate the need to supplement with other sugars. Honey is nature's perfect bee food, and in many ways a great human food. Forcing bees to survive on sugar or corn syrup is, well, not that different from a human trying to survive off those same foods—it's a quick recipe for disaster.

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