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Make A Bee Waterer And Help Hydrate Our Pollinators

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Wait, do bees need to be watered? Or is this like the bee equivalent of putting seed out for birds?

Bees just need a safe place to water up.  Because busy.

A single bee tends to at least 2,000 flowers daily, with their tiny wings beating 10,000 times per minute, carrying pollen, and dramatically assisting our food supply. All that work makes the bees thirsty, especially on a hot day.

Bees need access to safe water sources, they often risk drowning in birdbaths or being eaten at rivers and lakes among birds, fish, frogs and other wildlife. This is why they often fly around our clothes lines and may even land on us if we are in an outdoor pool on a hot day.

Wow, bees really work tirelessly. I need to appreciate them more.

I wonder if other animals will disturb the bee hydrater.

Raccoons!  They probably would learn to juggle the marbles with their little raccoon hands.

And have water marble fights!

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