1 quart of 1:1 sugar syrup weighs 2.5 lbs. Each bee can carry about 70 milligrams of syrup. It takes ~16,000 trips to empty the jar and the jar is emptied in under two hours! (~135 trips / min.) The feeder is about 10 feet from the hive so they do not have far to fly.
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Just a quick video showing the activity in front of the hive. The foragers are returning with their loads and a few are leaving trying to get one more trip in before dark. I love how they wave back and forth in front of the hive looking for a place to land
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