Wow! Didn't think that thread would BEE so interesting
I thought about the sugar water in a flat pan. Asking the owner is a bit difficult..he barely speaks English and I even less Spanish.
im not too worried about disrupting anything, these bees work for a living, he does pollination all over the valley with them, so as soon as the first fruit trees are blooming they'll bee gone.
When he brought them here in late summer, we had pine(I think) trees blooming, so they were good to go then. Some of them hung out inside my water faucet and were kinda washed out when I soaked my feed. I rescued quite a few of them. Same at the water trough.
I'm also getting quite good in catching them in a towel in the house and release them outside.
I'll try the sugar water for sure!!
But I still don't get it why they're literally IN the hay nets and also around the haybales in the pole barn.....if it was only alfalfa and grass hay I would understand, but they're also in the oat hay...no blossoms for sure.......strange.....