Water for Bees

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a bee sitting on top of green leaves next to water with drops of dew around it
Honey bee water garden
creating a honey bee water garden
a green leaf with drops of water on it hanging from a branch in front of some trees
Xylem sap for honey bees
Guttation oozing from a grape leaf. © Rusty Burlew.
two white bowls filled with green and blue glass chips sitting on top of a grass covered field
Sea glass bee watering dish
Sea Glass Water Dish for bees.
a bowl filled with lots of different colored glass beads
A marble bar for bees
A marble drinking bar for bees.
a blue water bottle sitting on top of a cement container filled with rocks and gravel
Bees need water too
Bees need water too!
several bees are lined up on the edge of a piece of blue material with water in front of them
reflection..
two honeybees on the edge of a stone wall, one is drinking water
Crush Cul de Sac
Stagnant water is the best!
a white toilet sitting in the middle of a flower bed next to a tree and shrubbery
Downspout water run off keeps mulch in flower bed and provides a safe place for bees to drink.
a bird bath with flowers floating in it and the words why honey bees like dirty water
Honey bees love that dirty water, but why?
The answer to why honey bees prefer murky water with floaters over the clean and sparkling water you provide for them.
a wooden bed frame sitting in the middle of a forest
A beekeeper's trip to Corvallis
A bee watering device at the Oregon State University Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture.
a red bowl filled with beads sitting in the grass
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Provide a water bowl with marbles, this is for the bees to drink from.
Make a Watering Hole for Bees in your Bee-Friendly Garden. As the temperature rise in the garden it is important to remember the bees you’re attracting to your garden will also be searching for water. The corks give the bees a place to stand while they drink. Garden Animals, Bee Hive Plans
Make a Watering Hole for Bees in Your Bee-Friendly Garden
Make a Watering Hole for Bees in your Bee-Friendly Garden. As the temperature rise in the garden it is important to remember the bees you’re attracting to your garden will also be searching for water. The corks give the bees a place to stand while they drink.
two rocks sitting in a clay pot filled with water and gravel next to green leaves
This plant pot saucer is a water source for bees and butterflies. The flat stones are for butterflies to spread their wings and warm themselves while they drink. The gravel and sand are a place for bees to land and drink – they need water, not just nectar.
a metal bowl filled with lots of bubbles
Bee water... Put marbles in water for a safe place for bees to drink!