I'm interesting in knowing if it's acceptable to use HoneyBHealthy in plain water. I tried it and they seem to drink it but when I replaced the jar today there was liquid in the wooden holder and several dead bees. When we were feeding sugar water I never noticed excess liquid in the holder or dead bees. Hoping someone can answer so I'll know whether to remove the new jar asap and replace with plain water or if something else is going on. I did make my own lid and maybe the holes were too big and I drowned them although the bottle lasted 3-4 weeks or so. Today I replaced it with a lid from a new holder, hoping if the holes were too big this would solve that problem. I'm more concerned now with whether or not I'm making a mistake mixing honeybhealthy with just water.