Summer is an important time of year to ensure the bees have plenty of water to drink, even more so with the continued dry period we're having. The trick is to create stations that are not too deep and allow the bees to drink water without falling in. Here's some ideas:
- Create a shallow pond in your garden where bees can land on the edges to collect water
- Place pebbles or twigs in a saucer of water so bees have something to stand on and drink
- Fill a bucket, pail or trough with water. Cover the top of the water with wine corks, this gives the bees a landing pad to drink from
- Wet sand is another great option, pop it near flowering plants and water regularly.