Reply To: What are your bees foraging on?

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Chris
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This morning I have seen something I have never noticed before. I was walking the dogs at 7.45am, the sun well up and warm. Walking near a load of trees I planted about 15 years ago I could hear bees. Lots of them! I initially thought a swarm but no, it was bees collecting something. As I planted these trees I know exactly what they are. The bees were all over a Poplar Tremula (Aspen). Watching, I could see the bees landing in exactly the same spot on every leaf, the point where the stem connects and barely visible is a small droplet of something. Honeydew? No aphids apparent. Some form of excretion? Whatever, they were sucking it up. I hope t tastes nice!!!