Every living thing needs food, water, and a place to live, and bees are no exception – even our native solitary bees need water.
It’s a Dry Heat
Help bees stay cool in the heat by offering them a safe space to get their needed water. If you have fruit trees, or a vegetable garden, you need the help of these busy flying friends, so it’s only fair to help them in return.
Water is Important
You can make a simple bee watering space with a plant saucer or pie plate.
Bees can’t swim – so add decorative rocks or marbles so bees can land and safely drink.
Speaking of safety – keep your pets safe by putting your bee watering spot out of reach of curious cats and rambunctious dogs.
More about overall care of your land and landscape in this book: Month by Month Gardening for Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico (Cool Springs Press). This link is to Amazon and if you buy the book there the Horticulture Therapy non-profit Tierra del Sol Institute will get a few pennies – at no extra cost to you.
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