Pollen on a miner bee. Miner bees (or chimney bees) are one of many familiar black and yellow summertime bees often mistaken for bumble bees. They are garden pollinators and serve an increasingly important role as honey bee populations decline.
A great addition to your garden or back yard. Bees need water just like we do but often times drown in open water. To make a bee watering station you can either do what is shown in the photo above and fill the bowl of a.
Mass deaths in bee colonies may mean disaster for farmers--and your favorite foods. This week's issue of TIME looks at the plight of the honeybee. Find it on newsstands Friday. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker for TIME.
Always put something in the water of birdbath etc for the bees to get out. A "bee waterer" (consisting of glass marbles in a water basin) allows bees to drink and collect water without fear of drowning.