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haven't heard from Al in a while, Does anyone else feed wild bees?
I depend on wild bees for pollination and feed them in early spring and late fall.
Should I be watering them in this drought? if so how do you water bees?
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If there isn't a water source nearby, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea.
Put out a bowl about full of marble sized rocks and water just below the top of the rocks.
This gives them something to land on, and or climb back on if they get into the water.
I've noticed waspers getting water from the corn stalks where the dew collects at the leaf base in the mornings.
There is always enough blooming here from the early spring till late fall, and with the creek just behind the house,
it's something that I never thought about. I know I've had to watch my step through the yard with the wite clover constantly blooming,
not to step on any honey bees. Although, I've stomped or made sure that a lawnmower tire ran over countless carpender bees in the past few weeks.
I've acctually stopped the mower to make sure a honey bee got out of the way. ;)
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