Feeding honey vs sugar

Discussion in 'Bee News' started by Eddy Honey, May 22, 2013.

  1. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    tmrschessie New Member

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    Not sure I totally agree with here theory. If honey breaks down the chemicals like our liver, it seems that it would open the door to many other problems. As opposed to letting them just pass through. Her ending statement says " it could contribute to colony disorder" to me says she is not sure. Guess we will see how this plays out. Tom
     

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    I can't give any scientific studies to back me up but I'll say this---I don't feed my bees anything other than honey, and they're doing just fine. Agreed, today I have reduced my holdings and I only keep five colonies, but they all survived the winter with no problems and are doing just fine.
     
  4. Eddy Honey

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    I don't see where it says honey breaks down chemicals? I read that a component in honey turns on the detoxification gene. Their detoxification happens in the mid-gut, while ours happens in the liver.
    There is still much research to be done I'm sure.