interesting. i'm gonna set out about 50 tomato plants tonight to start that process. i'll see if they congregate on my plants.
while i was planting strawberries on saturday morning, one of the girls came by and inspected a freshly-planted plant. she's a little early, but at least she's looking.
I'm the dude, so that's what you call me.
Your bees obviously need a water source put out for them.
They have plenty of water. I have a chicken waterer out and they use it quite a bit.
I just filled it with potting soil. It seems they like that better than the rocks I have in it now.
I think they are stocking up on probiotics--they need microbes in their digestive system and in the hive. They often frequent compost heaps for that reason. That, or minerals. What kind of potting soil are your plants in?
They are after minerals. Hopefully not the bad chems in the potting soil.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping
I agree with Ace. I augered 75 holes this weekend to plant tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. I threw a fistful of fertilizer in each hole before backfilling with some good topsoil. I found a bee down in the bottom (18-24") walking around in several of them. I assumed they were attracted to some chemical/component in the fertilizer.