Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Summer is officially here and during the season, bees collect more than just nectar and pollen. They gather a whole lot of water. Field bees bring water to the hive and deposit it in cells, while other bees fan their wings to evaporate the water and regulate the temperature of the hive. KEEP IN MIND that they will seek out the nearest water source. You don't want that source to be your neighbors' kiddy pool or dog bowls! When it comes to providing water for your bees, consider an option that is convenient for you both. Get creative, but definitely do not overlook this necessity. A chicken waterer is a good way to provide your bees with water. Place some gravel or small pebbles in the tray, so the bee don't drown.
Posted by Cherokee Beekeepers