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Happenings in the insect world
by Caroll
on June 5, 2014 at 6:32 AM
Why does everyone forget to mention that bees like slightly moving water, not a pond where the water doesn't move. The fish in the pond, a constant drip or the sweeper in the pool. Not the canal where the water may move too fast or the fountain. Turn off the movement and bees may light but not swarm as in hundreds or thousands that I have seen around swimming pools. Ive watched the bees in and around my pool. When they take over the pool they even knock each other in. They are falling in and climbing out so often you would swear they were enjoying. Problem is not all climb out, some drown. People who have suggest you create another source, well i have a canal behind my property and neighbors with pools and a fountain and when bees decide its your pool they want. Good luck because they come to the pools each by the hundreds and I am not talking bees that you splash away, a minor inconvenient. Im texting about a pool take over. I know a man who lost the use of his pool and jacuzzi for years due to bees. Bees by the thousands, floating in the pool by the hundreds. The hive, on an Indian Reservation. Very complicated. Good luck to all
by Sue
on January 15, 2016 at 6:25 PM
I have a small kiddie pool that the bees flock to. I have a screen splatter kitchen utensil propped up so they can get out if the fall in. However, today there were about 200 dead bees in the pool. All I can think of is that although the temperature rose into the 50's today, they died because the water was too cold. Any thoughts? There are no chemicals in this water, simply well water and rain.
by Debbie
on October 23, 2016 at 9:27 PM
I wonder, I find several bees in my pool. Every day. I'm sure there is a hive nearby. My karob trees are full of the bees... The ones that are still alive, I fetch out of the pool and place in the sun to dry off. My husband thinks I'm nuts, stating they're going to die anyway. I'm not sure, and if not, do they live longer or turn around and dive into the pool again?
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