Good question bcooper! We know what bees do with water, but do they store it in the hive?
I can’t say I’ve ever noticed cells filled with water, but maybe I haven’t been observant enough. I have read books that claim the field bees collect water and put it in cells. Rather that is true or not, I don’t know. I have feed my bees water inside the hive before and it disappeared. I assumed they consumed it for brood, dilution, or cooling as needed, but maybe they moved it to cells for storage instead. Anybody know?