Water stop

My bees were busy collecting water to take back to the hive today, and they were making use of my pond. They use the water to dissolve the honey which has set in the comb amongst other things.

You can see its hairy eye which is one of the ID features it is the only bee to have hairy eyes.

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3 thoughts on “Water stop

  1. I noticed the bees on my Stachys taking something. I did not know whether it was dew or something else. They don’t seem interested in my upturned bottle with container filled with moss. I did not think of them needing to take back water to the hive at this time in the year. Amelia

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