Water Sources Drying Up
As summer begins to heat up, natural water sources begin to dry up. There are countless options to provide your bees with water - Bird bathes, pet watering stations, small vessels in your garden areas, and livestock watering tanks - just to name a few. The common denominator is having an object for the bees to land on to gather this most important component to their survival in hot summer months. You can use rocks, sticks, marbles, cork, and yes - even lily pads! The water doesn't have to stay clean, just needs to have fresh water added frequently - by rain water or the water hose!