Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Everyone needs water. Without it we don't last so long. With quite the drought going on in my area I noticed how bees were quick to lick up every drop of water that I spilled in the yard.
I put two small Tupperware containers full of water out, high enough up that raccoons can't mess them up. I laid many pieces of grass across the surface to give the bees a landing spot.
An instructor from my bee course advised that the best way to build a water feeder for bees is to create a beach. He suggested a plastic child's pool be put in a slanted position. Then pour sand in it and finally water.
The tilt puts the water to the back and leaves a beach area for the bees to land on. They don't even have to walk to the water's edge to drink.
I thought I'd try that next.