Some beekeepers provide high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) for their bees to eat instead of honey. The honey is valuable, so the beekeepers don’t want their bees to eat it all. They buy them the cheaper HFCS instead. Some people are against this method because the unnatural substance the bees are forced to eat disrupts their lifestyle. They no longer produce pure honey.
First of all, HFCS stands for high fructose corn syrup. HFCS is also called isoglucose, maize syrup, glucose-fructose syrup and more. So what is the connection between HFCS and honeybees? Well, honeybees have been suffering from the Colony Collapse Disorder. The disorder killed more than one-third of the United States’ honeybees. The cause of the disorder was believed by scientists to be pesticides. Pesticides were believed to be the cause of the honeybees becoming disoriented and never returning back to their colony.
Some bee farmers, have been supplementing nectar to the bees with HFCS which is a cheaper substitution. It is important to feed the bees so they would continue brooding and producing honey. Mixing cane or beet sugar with water was seen as acceptable as long as bee keepers removed the part of the comb that contained the sugar, once the bees start to producing the honey.
Click here to cancel reply.
Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!
Don't have an account? Click Here to Signup
© Copyright GreenAnswers.com LLC