1837Re: Can You Explain this Behavior?
- Nov 27, 2011It is true they collect resin from the buds, but I think they were mostly collecting fungus.Also i found out that the fungus is Melampsora, and bees sometimes collect it and bring it back to their nests. It is thought to add nutrients or to make up for the lack of flowers. Fungus apparently has a high percentage of amino acids.I googled and found this:The fungus seems to be a common occurrence this time of year.
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