Is it safe to feed Sugar Water to Honey Bees?
It is not harmful to feed honey bees sugar water. In fact, beekeepers often feed sugar water to honey bees in the winter if they are running low on honey. Honey bees prefer nectar over sugar water, as nectar has a higher sugar content. Honey bees will, however, take sugar water from hummingbird feeders if there aren't a lot of plant blooming or if they need additional water to cool their hives.