Suger water or not for your bees?
I am a new beekeeper. This is my second year of harvesting honey. I am learning from a beekeeper with sixty years experience, he is a great teacher. He uses suger water for his bees, old hives as well as new. I understand the need for using them in establishing new hives, but question the long term use of sugar water. I think the nutritional value of the honey must be affected, if not the health of the bees themselves using bleached proccessed sugar instead of natural nectar. What are your opinions on the difference in the flavor of the honey, the nutritional value of the honey, and the affect on the bees? I would appreciate your feed back. Thanks Lisa