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  1. Bee Forum
    The most enthusiastic waggle dance Tom Seeley had ever seen was for water in winter. Last year I fed water drops on the landing board and later inserted a sponge on the landing board and had 100% survival. They went ape for water as Tom suggested. I have never seen bees pounce on anything...
  2. Bee Forum
    6a cloudy snow on the ground and 40. Experimented with spritzing water droplets on the landing board or around top entrance. They went ape. The nozzle was quite close and they would dive on the droplet immediately. Kept it up for 20 minutes with no sign of slowing down. Tom Seeley said the...
  3. Bee Forum
    I have prepared a water container with a floating wooden grit so bees can sit on it. I placed it next to the hive. I even added some lemongrass and still the bees wont take. All the books advice to prepare some sort of water source for bees. How can I attract them to the water source, or...
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