Feeding sugar to bees

Asked April 6, 2020, 5:37 PM EDT

Can I feed the bees organic raw cane sugar?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

No, you should not feed organic raw sugar to bees as it can cause dysentery. The best sugar to use is refined white cane or beet sugar. On page 72 of The Honey Bee Health Coalition free for download publication, “Best Management Practices for Hive Health”, they discuss feeding in further detail.