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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Making a Water source


Bees at my new house need a water source, so today I made one even though the bees are all gone.  I will have a new hive or two here and need to set up water.

I took two plant saucers, one smaller than the other.



 I filled the smaller one with stones.



That's my adorable two year old granddaughter's hand helping me unload stones into the saucer.  You need the stones to be there because bees can't swim.  They can get water if they have something to stand on at the water source.



Lark, who is two and like all two year olds is carving out her individuality by not doing what anyone wants her to, would not look at me so that I could take her picture with our creation!



In the end we planted some veronica and some tiny sedum in dirt around the smaller saucer.  We filled the saucer with water and called ourselves done with the project.



Today I overturned a larger flower pot and place our water source on top of it.  This is in the location where I will have hives this year.


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