I live south of Phoenix, Arizona so it's hot and dry here. I'm wondering how close I need to keep water for my bees? I have a home owners lake about 200 yards away over a street and row of houses. Is that close enough? Since in the other direction my next door neighbors have a pool, I need to keep the bees away from their home or they will drown.
I could put a bird bath or something in the yard but I'm trying to decide if it's necessary.