Last year I shared with you an idea pinched from the good folk on the beekeepers forum. It showed how a 5 litre sized container could be adapted with an oasis block to provide a good supply of water in a format that was accessible to bees in such a way they had less chance of drowning.
It wasn’t a pretty item even then.
But the bees seemed to like it, it didn’t dry up easily and topping it up was a doddle.
I haven’t topped it up since the winter but I left it more or less in its original location.
Imagine my surprise when I looked during the last couple of days.
It looks even less desirable now, but the bees seem to love it. I couldn’t easily count how many were there each time I looked but it must have been close to 20.
I’ve taken a very short video because for many the sight of the bees pulsating as they take on water is more informative than a mere still picture. .
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