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Zamboy13
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« on: March 20, 2011, 05:30:19 AM »

I know that bees can find their own sources of water but I read somewhere that it is advisable to place a source of clean water near the hive but if I'm already feeding them sugar syrup which obviously contains water, do I still need to place a source of tap water near the hive? Undecided

Hoping someone can answer. Many thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 09:54:05 AM »

I would definitely offer some type of watering set up, whether it be a fountain or pond...

You will not be feeding sugar water for much longer when nectar begins to flow.

Set up a water source now so they will have time to find/establish your set up as a water source or they will find their own.


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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 10:44:41 AM »

Thanks for answering my question.  grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 05:15:58 PM »

You are quite welcome. Good to see you on the forum, best of luck to you and your bees.


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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 03:38:29 PM »

I have seen them use bird baths in the past. Just float some sticks in it so they can get out if they fall in or fill it with fish gravel.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 02:41:44 AM »

I think a bird bath is a great idea. I could use the pebbles from my aquarium on the bird bath. Thank you for this.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 07:47:47 AM »

Get it set up and the bees acclimated to that source or the neighbor down the street with the swimming pool might be calling. I had three in my neighborhood back when and two were okay with it but the third was a ..... about it.
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