Give them water!


Bees using the new water contraption

Bees using the new water contraption

There are several advantages to gardeners providing a water source for bees in their garden.  The bees get used to it and come back regularly though the plants that attract them may change with the season.  They seem to stay drinking water and be still for longer than when collecting pollen or nectar so you can watch them – or photograph them – more easily.

Ingenious water reservoir/feeder

Ingenious water reservoir/feeder

They will drown if they cannot climb out – using oasis is useful as it draws up the water and they just put their probiscus into it but cannot drown.

 

The bees favourite watering hole

The bees favourite watering hole

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About apiarylandlord

Definitely past it - whatever it was - I may have blinked and missed it. New to beekeeping and totally entranced by the experience. That is probably all you need to know until I work out how secure this blog is. Great fan of recycling - see ilovefreegle.org to find your local group. Save things from landfill. Pass on your surplus, locally, for free or ask for things you need in case you can have someone's cast off again for free.
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