Bee Feeding Recipes: When feeding bees, it is the sugar, not the water that the bees need. By mixing the sugar to water at different ratios, the beekeeper can encourage certain behaviors. Below are sugar syrup recipes from Keith Tignor, State Apiarist, and the actions they stimulate within the hive. Also included are candy recipes and instructions for dry sugar feeding used as emergency winter food when temperatures are below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
http://Gardening.About.com: Attracting More Bees And Pollinators to Your Garden - Native plants should be your first choice to help our native bees. Listed in this article are some plants that are good sources of nectar or pollen for bees.