Because of something I had read a few months ago, and what had been posted here, I took a few chuncks of water conditioner salt out by the hive a few days ago (03-02-05). I sat the chuncks on a plastic lid from country crock margerin container. This is lying upside down on the ground. I poured some water into this.
Today I went to look at the bees. There were only a couple of small salt rocks left and one bee was messing around with them. There was no water in the plastic lid. It had just stopped raining before I went out there, and it had rained a little yesterday. There was water puddled onto flat surfaces but none in the salt dish. I do believe the bees like salt for what ever reason.