Why Honey Bees Need Water

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey   8/30/13

Ever seen honey bees foraging for water on your outdoor clothesline?

When Extension apiculturist Eric Mussen of the University of California, Davis, addresses beekeeping associations, he tells them to "always provide water for your bees on your property. Otherwise, they will visit the neighbor's hanging laundry, bird bath, swamp cooler, dog dish, leaky hose connection, etc."

Bees collect nectar, pollen,...

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