Don't see them taking my water offerings
Just looking for some insight here. It has been super hot here in the area the last few days. I have a small water source right in front of the hives that they seemed to have been visiting, an additional bird bath with stones near the hives that I had seen them taking water from in the past. In the last few scorching hot days, I have only seen wasps and yellow jackets taking water from my sources and none of my bees! What the heck? There is a small man-made pond on the property behind us, but that is a football field away! Why don't they like my water? I had seen them taking it at the same time as the wasps from the same source before, so I am not inclined to believe that they are scaring them off.