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Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology, Garden Insects
What do honey bees eat as alternative food?
During the flowering season, the main source of food for a honey bee will be nectar which the bee feeds on directly from the plant. During the winter, when no flowers are available and it is too cold for the bee to leave the hive, the bee will eat honey which it has made and stored during the summer specifically for this purpose. If a beekeeper thinks that his bees may not have enough food to last them through the winter,...
Does a butterfly compete for food with a honey bee?
No, a butterfly does not compete for food with a honey bee. There is usually enough nectar for both of them. ...
Asked in Wasps and Hornets
What is the predator and prey of the American bumble bee?
Bumble bees eat pollen and nectar. Animals that prey on the bumble bee are birds, bears, and certain insects such as wasps and robber flies. Additionally, badgers, skunks and field mice attack bumble bee nests for food. ...