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The Zen of Thirsty Bees

Friday stress-buster, but WARNING:  Bad sinuses and camerawork may distract……

Discussion

16 thoughts on “The Zen of Thirsty Bees

  1. nice to just watch, birds tweeting. You don’t think of bees needing to drink (i don’t know what else I expected them to do!), no pushing, no bombing….

    Posted by Jo | April 12, 2013, 4:20 pm
  2. Once the bees find a watering hole they like they keep coming back so you need to keep that pot full. I’d put some sticks on it as well so they don’t drown if the water drops a little and the fall in.

    Posted by Laura Rittenhouse | April 12, 2013, 9:49 pm
    • Rest assured, our morning routine before work for the past few years has been putting out feed and filling any receptacle that holds liquid. We learned early on that we could set up purpose-built watering holes, but they would choose their own. As is the case with this pot. I have a bad habit of leaving pots I have emptied around the yard. Thisone started to fill with rain water and we hadn’t realized the attention it was getting until we saw sparrows dipping into it. Now the bees have commandeered it, even though there are more salubrious and comfortable (not to mention less life-threatening) places for them to drink!

      Posted by mylatinnotebook | April 13, 2013, 9:28 am
  3. The buzzing is mesmerizing and thanks, I learned something new. I never considered that bees got thirsty.😉

    Posted by janna hill | May 13, 2013, 3:54 am
  4. I think bees are as soothing as an aquarium.

    Posted by Kitty Cunningham | May 13, 2013, 4:15 am
  5. I keep shallow birdbaths with rocks for young birds and insects to drink. If a bee falls in, it can grab a rock and not drown. I find them so interesting and plant my garden for them….Thank you for posting to Nature Notes…Michelle

    Posted by Rambling Woods | August 26, 2014, 8:25 pm

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