Bees are digging the bird bath

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  1. spector

    spector Seedling

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    I have two hives, and now I know where they hang out all day! I had to clean out and repair the bird bath a few weeks ago (developed a leak). In order to do it, I had to set up a shallow alternate bath for the bees, because they were so disappointed. :) Now their water source is back up and running, and they are obviously pleased.
     

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    looks like happy bees !
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    We have honey bees that love visiting the edges of our pond. They belong to a neighbour and they are welcome in our garden any time.
     
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    Cute!
     



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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    While I was swimming today a small bird kept skimming over the pool, dipping down for a drink? or a bath?....I couldn't tell because I wasn't wearing my glasses!! He did it probably five times before flying off.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    We have swallows here that do that. They are hunting for tiny insects that fly just above the surface of the water.
     
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