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I was just wondering, would chlorinated water from a swimming pool harm bees if they drink it?
 

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A properly chlorinated pool has a pH of 7.4 if that helps. Keep in mind that they may use bromine and other chems also. If the pool has been shocked, the pH could be much higher. If neglected, who knows?
 

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For some reason bees seem to be attracted to low levels of chlorine in water. It has even been used to lure bees to a water source. Not me mind you and I would not recommend that.

Short answer... Normally chlorinated pool water should not harm bees.
 

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If pool water harmed the bees, all my hives would be dead-outs. We actually schedule bee life-guard duty to rescue the kamikazes from the pool.

Now, if I could just get them to put on those tiny water wings ....
 

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I had a commercial beek from Florida (Walter Miller) tell me they add chlorine to their water or syrup (I cant remember which). They swear it helps reduce chalkbrood...
 
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