I added some frame feeders to two nucs today but couldn’t find my anise extract to add to the syrup as an attractant. So…
…I used absinthe instead. Hopefully there’s nothing harmful it in that might hurt the bees.
My previous video, Refilling a Frame Feeder, shows exactly how I use my frame feeders.
June 2019 Postscript: I got away with it once, but I wouldn’t do this again because I heard from a beekeeper in central Europe that some beekeepers in his area will feed their bees alcohol to encourage the bees to rob from nearby hives. It’s a shady move — a desperation move to save colonies that are low on resources. The bees suck down some alcoholic brew made with hard liquor, they get drunk and go on a robbing rampage. No kidding.