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Staten Island Beekeepers Message Board › bees changed water source

bees changed water source

Debra B.
user 11922704
Group Organizer
Staten Island, NY
Post #: 21
My bees were regularly coming to my half wine barrel water garden and now they stopped. I'm don't know why they decided to go elsewhere. Any thoughts?
Mike
user 39661692
Staten Island, NY
Post #: 6
They found another source.. Try putting a few drops of lemmongrass oil in your wine barrell. From what I have read they dont really like to change sources but if they found one that was near they hive or even if someone opend a pool they like the colorine..
Debra B.
user 11922704
Group Organizer
Staten Island, NY
Post #: 23
Thanks, I will try adding something to the water to attract them back. I do have a pool in my yard too that now has accessible water now that we go more rain. I will have to start observing that.
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