With scorching summer temperatures and below average rainfall, make your garden an oasis for these important little guys. Here’s how to make a bee watering station.
You don’t need to be a garden aficionado to know that bees are incredibly important to a thriving garden and healthy environment. But with temperatures rising and rainfall scarce, all manner of creatures large and small are having a harder time finding sources of water. Fortunately it’s really easy to make a bee watering station that will allow them to hydrate without the risk of drowning. Better yet, it will also attract butterflies.
What you need:
- A shallow container – a pot base, an old platter, even the foil casing from a store-bought pie.
- Pebbles, marbles or glass beads.
How to make the bee watering station:
- Fill the container with water so that only the tops of your marbles or pebbles are exposed. This will provide a safe landing spot for the bees when they come to drink.
- Place the container in a cool, shady spot or near your flower beds with the most bee activity.
*As it’s a shallow dish, don’t forget to top it up regularly.
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