Has anyone had issues with honey bees swarming their birdbath?
My birdbath has become the ‘go to’ place for honey bees this spring. There’s 20, 25 bees at all times, coming and going in an almost orderly rotation.
Now, understand that I don’t have a problem with this. I think it’s cool, as a matter of fact, and I’ve built them a little bee pond, adding a rock in the center and a broken Y shaped stick. I was concerned that so many bees seemed to be drowning, and the stick solved that.
I’m tickled to help out the beleaguered bee population in some small way. My dirty birds never used their bath anyway.
I have to admit to a bit of embarrassment when I realized that the roofers were all watching me – a 50+ yo man – flipping the live bees out of the water, before the stick notion.