Do you know that worker bees only live for about 6 weeks in summer and that is takes 12 bees their lifetime to produce a teaspoon of honey? That means that when you squeeze some yummy honey onto your toast in the morning, chances are that you are eating 24 bees lifetime work.

With this in mind and the fact that honey bees are really in a lot of trouble, we decided to give them a little help. Making honey is thirsty work!


Material

  • 1 wooden bowl
  • A Few marbles
  • A little water

Method

  1. A clean supply of water is much needed for the daily operation of running a beehive! Bees use water to cool the hive, to thin the honey to feed to the larva, and I am sure they just need a drink too!

    If you have a swimming pool or a bird bath I am sure you have found little honey bees floating around, they drown when trying to collect water!

    This is our no bees drowned watering system! All you need is a bowl – we used a wooden one and marbles!
  2. Add water to the bowl, enough to almost cover the marbles – this way the bees can stand on them and drink. I am sure you could do this with little pebbles just as well.

    Place the bowl in your garden, where you are sure the bees will see it, and then wait for your first customer!


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  • Emma Owl
    • 31 Oct 2014
      12:34 am

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  • Oh that’s so sad about the bees!

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  • I didn’t know any of this. Thanks for sharing.

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  • This is a clever and attractive idea.

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  • That is a great way to give bees drinking water thanks for sharing


    • Caring for the Bees so they don’t drown, awesome idea

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  • What a brilliant idea. And my kids were very interested so we googled more about bees. Thanks for sharing

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  • We do have a paddling pool and do notice bees floating in there. I will be emptying the pool and making one of these. Bees are so important to our lives

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  • What a beautiful idea!

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  • Such an interesting idea,thanks so much!

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  • Love that you are teaching children kindness to our wildlife.

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  • We love our honey and making one of these would be our way of saying thank you. And thank you for sharing your idea.

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  • Perfect – will be doing this.

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  • I never knew that’s why they drowned. Thanks for the marble tips, I will def be doing this.

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  • what a great idea for the bees

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  • I dont eat honey but i think this is one to do with the kids. helping out the bees will be super fun to them

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  • COOL IDEA I CAN KEEP THEM IN ONE SPOT

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