I have 1 hive in a women's garden a few miles from my house. She is more residential than my other hives so I wanted to make sure the bees would gather water from a soaker hose I placed about 20 feet from the hive, and not from a neighbor's pool, etc.
Well even with all the very hot weather we have had, I did not see the bees on that soaker hose.
I followed the suggestions of members here on this forum, and sprayed that soaker hose with sugar syrup and lemongrass oil 3 times this past week. Well today I went over to visit this hive and sure enough, that soaker hose was covered with bees drinking water.
I will keep checking to see if they remain on that hose.
Just wanted to share