Honeybees foraging on lichen?

Today I made an interesting discovery in my neighbor’s yard. As I was walking around the bee yard, I heard loud buzzing in the distance. I thought it could be a very late swarm or absconsion. The video below is what I found.

Author: brucelovesbees

I keep honey bees in Reading, Bernville, and Fleetwood, PA without treatments. I love to garden and observe Wasps, Bumble bees, and ants. I also raise mealworms for my Eastern Spotted turtle and myself.

7 thoughts on “Honeybees foraging on lichen?”

  1. Very Interesting. I have a little clip of bees foraging on what I think might possibly be urine from when a large animal hit our electric fence and broke it. I wonder if it is because of the mineral content, or if it is because of the sugar content.

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