Powdering the bees:
A bee cleaning itself from powdered sugar:
Here’s a PDF of the process:
Can they also eat the powdered sugar?
There’s no direct source for this, but browsing forums, it seems like they do, because people recommend against using some powdered sugar from the store, because it has anti-caking agents or starches in it, which is not good for their digestive tract.
However, powdered sugar is big enough not to end up in their respiratory or circulatory system. So I think they can eat some of it, but can’t breathe it in. Does that make sense?
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