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  1. #21
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    Indianapolis, IN
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    Default Re: Hot Tubbing Bees (or how to end their vacation?)...

    Good Idea about the sprinkler.

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Hot Tubbing Bees (or how to end their vacation?)...

    Quote Originally Posted by virginiawolf View Post
    I had the same problem and cured it within one day. Set up a sprinkler on a timer to go off at like 9 am for a half our near the hives and put some tubs of water with things that float in them around the sprinkler.
    I did the same thing. I put a big blue plastic tub on a stump in the middle of the lawn about 75' away and halfway on a line between the hives and the pool. I put a couple of large rocks in it so the bees had a place to land and drink. I picked blue because its the same color as the pool, don't know if that mattered but I figured it might help since its on the same line of flight. Lawn sprinklers keep it filled, grass clippings make it pungent, and bees don't bother to fly all the way to the pool anymore.

    The bees will get the water by the hives and leave the hot tub alone.
    My bees were ignoring the water close by the hives. There is a garden around the apiary and they ignored the water in the garden and ignored a little garden fountain with a solar powered pump.

    I think my bees must be reading a different instruction manual than yours.
    Zone 5B

  3. #23
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    Jan 2014
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    Manassas, Virginia, USA
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    Default Re: Hot Tubbing Bees (or how to end their vacation?)...

    Ours would rather have a soggy compost pile than anything else.

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