Bees on ripe grapes

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by Eddy Honey, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    We have a grape arbor that I use for homeade wine from time to time. I picked alot last week and this week there is another really big crop ready. My daughter called me out there to say, "Daddy, the grape arbor is buzzing like the holly tree does in the springtime."

    To my surprise, this is what I found.....drunken bees lol?

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    I have to wonder if they haven't found a "natural" sugar water supply in the grape juice.

    I also witnessed a bald faced hornet carry off a honeybee from the grape feast.
     
  2. brendantm130

    brendantm130 New Member

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    I've got the same thing on my cherry tomatoes. The honey bees are learning some tricks from the Yellow Jackets.