Bees on my birdbath!

For the past 2 weeks I have had loads and load of small "wild" bees all on the edge of my (stone) birdbath. Also they have been on the plants (in pots) and the dirt on my "mini" pond. then they fly away and come back again! they are there from dawn to dusk! anyone know WHY????   most bizarre! thanks

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  • MelspadMelspad Posts: 73

    My guess is that they are drinking.  The weather had been extremely dry by me (Herefordshire) and I fill a plastic plant pot saucer with soil and keep it wet and watch all manner of bees, hover flies etc, come and suck up the moisture from that.  As I understand it they can't drink from water as such, but need to suck it up from damp soil, as do butterflies.  What a wonderful spectacle - lucky you. image

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