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Offline Bob Wilson

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Bees and dirt.
« on: February 07, 2024, 09:13:28 am »
Spring is just beginning to show here in middle Georgia. The bees are more active, and even though there is a large pond near by and a bird fountain in the yard, my bees are swooping around the yard, landing on the dirt and dead plants. I am assuming the want dirty water, full of minerals.

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Re: Bees and dirt.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2024, 04:10:06 pm »
You are right bees do not like clean water they like water that has "stuff" in it.  I have made water with salt, chlorine, cattle minerals, in small amounts and they drank it They also like water that naturally grows algae.  Put a piece of wood and they will land on the preferably, rotten wood and suck water from the water soaked wood or use it to land on.

Online Ben Framed

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Re: Bees and dirt.
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2024, 05:50:37 pm »
Thats my experience too Paus..
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Re: Bees and dirt.
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2024, 07:51:45 am »
Ha ha, they like what smells like poop and then they puke honey and we eat it.
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Re: Bees and dirt.
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2024, 09:18:55 am »
Ha ha, they like what smells like poop and then they puke honey and we eat it.
LOL, that is funny. And I was silently questioning the sanity of my neighbor when he had containers of algae laden water out for his bees to drink.

 

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