Make A Bee Waterer And Help Hydrate Our Pollinators… – Eco Snippets

Make A Bee Waterer And Help Hydrate Our Pollinators…

Make A Bee Waterer And Help Hydrate Our Pollinators...

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Imagine how hard just one bee works in a single day. Bees tend to at least 2,000 flowers daily, with tiny wings beating 10,000 times per minute, carrying pollen, and dramatically assisting our food supply.

Sound exhausting? Bees get thirsty, and they need safe water sources.

The problem is water is not always available.

Bees need very shallow water to drink from. However, shallow water evaporates quickly. Birdbaths are not the best option as bees tend to drown if the water is not shallow enough. As for river and lakes, bees risk their lives trying to get water in the presence of fishes, frogs, and other wildlife, not to mention the risk of being swept away in water currents.

To help hydrate our little pollinators, set up a simple water feeder by filling a pie pan with marbles and then water.  The marbles give the bees a spot to land so that they don’t drown when they come to drink. No more drowned bees (via HealthyHolisticLiving)!…

Additional tip – be sure to change the water frequently, so you don’t attract mosquitoes.

Make A Bee Waterer And Help Hydrate Our Pollinators...

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I’m on to it! ????????????

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Emily Alexandra Duckett. Hope you’re veggie patch is going well. ????????????

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old onion bags work well as well

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Brad Mize , I wonder if this would be safe?

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    Yes, it’s a thing

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What a good idea.

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    You know I’m totally doing this

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    You know I’m totally doing this

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    Will be sure to do this at my school if they have bees.

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Peter, this could work

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Roxanne Northover

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    Such a cute idea! Xx

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Em Tutt you could put one in your garden 🙂

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my mother used old plates with pebbles in them

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make it without tap water. they dont handle the Fluoride and chlorine and the other chemicals in the town water supply, use rain water if you can.

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would be fine if it didn’t attract all the wasp

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or just use pebbles

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    I guess glass marbles are easier to clean?

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If your bees are in UK or Ireland they won’t need this- maybe a bee raft instead!

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What a good idea!

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Thank you bees. I love you all.

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Trish Von Niebel

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I made one this summer and more than just bees used it. Pepe LePeu and his cousin Pedro did. butterflies, and birds of all kinds.

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Gail Mason, do u have one?

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    something similar…. a fountain with pebbles…. they love fresh water!

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Here you go Kim Iles

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Wouldn’t sand or soil kept damp be better for bees etc? More natural.
Even just wetting patches of bare earth (not mulch) during dry times would be better. I believe bees absorb minerals from damp soil to keep them healthy.
A water bottle upended into the soil would keep moisture higher and longer too.
I also have an old garbage bin lid upside down with water plus bark, sticks etc for insects to perch on and not drown.

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I would use a clear glass pie dish, they can be bought cheap at used stores and safer. ALUMINUM breaks down over time and causes many health issue in humans… Why use it for our precious bees???

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Paige Heckelmann. You can do this!

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This is a poor idea. Had one for a couple of years. The marbles get gummy and are hard to clean. Shallow dish with several rocks works great. But tanks for caring about bees!

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I’m doing this. So easy.

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    yep, plan on it

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Janelle O’Shannessy

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N0, vote for ‘r

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bee foutains are great, but use rocks. not marbles. marbles are stupid hard to stand on. and change your mason bee house every year but keep in same location. used houses can host fungus and disease and kill bees.

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I use smaller flat rocks and if I find a bee on the ground I put it on my hand get a tsp. of water and let the bee drink and rest then it leaves

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Make it deep or it will evaporate daily…

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the ants liked mine

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Support, research native bees!

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I have one . You can also use a dish of pebbles

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Nicole Gusé i like this. May put one by the herbs with a pot of flowers

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