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I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
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Friday, March 28, 2008

The Mystery of the Vanishing Water Source

This morning I had a visitor to see my bees - Elizabeth Rice, a reporter from the Home Town News. I took her out on the deck to show her the hives and the water source was not on the deck railing! I had just posted pictures yesterday of the bees happily enjoying the water.

I looked down fourteen feet below and there lay the crashed water source, no longer a bee paradise. I went down and gathered up the parts - the two pot saucers (thank goodness they are plastic) and the piece of brick paver that serves as a place for bees to stand while they drink.

It looked mussed and sort of forlorn on the deck railing. But I filled it with water and hope the bees continue to enjoy it.

I do wonder what toppled it. An owl is probably too light. Perhaps a wandering possum decided to take a drink in the night and lost its balance.
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