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Happenings in the insect world
by Ken Katz
on August 30, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Thank you for the very informative article and great photos. Ever since we installed a pond in our garden, we've been fortunate to have bees visiting almost constantly. Without fail, early in the evening they make a beeline for our neighbors' hives.
by Gary
on July 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM
I have a water fountain and the bees are visiting and usually I put a cap ful of bleach in to keep the algae from growing and the musquietos too ! is this bad for bees 1 tbls in about 10 heal of water ?
by Lisa D
on April 16, 2015 at 6:56 AM
Would this also attract carpenter bees? I would love to do this, but my condo community has a terrible problem with carpenter bees. The last thing I want to do is help the carpenter bees thrive in our wood.
by Ernest W Jordan
on March 31, 2016 at 7:21 AM
We live in Yuma Az. I have bees in my backyard year-round. I have a bird bath where they water. However, when it's 110-plus degrees, it's a busy place. I like the idea of a second watering hole.
by Mike Burke
on October 7, 2016 at 10:35 AM
Thanks, enjoying a spectacular day at a fountain trying to figure what the bees are doing??  
Question answered! The bees are happy and giving me a quick "buzz" vestigating me in a friendly way. Never too old to learn.
by Claire Zuckerman
on June 10, 2017 at 10:06 AM
Our neighbors' back yard has a bee hive. I'm fascinated watching the bees and was wondering why they come gathering when I water my garden. Your article taught me why.
by gary
on July 24, 2017 at 11:38 PM
How far will they go for water?
by Cathea Stanley
on February 24, 2019 at 7:47 AM
Hi, My neighbors have bee hives and for the past few years, I have been providing water for them. It's a problem for the birds as the bees are constantly on the birdbaths. I don't have a fountain but wondered what else I can do to provide water for the bees. It's deep and with certain containers they drown. I am constantly worried about them. Since the birdbaths are shallow, they dry out quickly on hot days and sometimes no one is home to keep them full of water. People who have the bees don't actually live on the property I don't think.  
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