Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Making a Bee Bath
We made a bee house last week, and in that post I mentioned we would be making bee baths. Many of you were interested in the bee baths, so I thought I would share. Honestly, think bird bath, on a much smaller scale, and with rocks in it, so the bees, and other insects, have a place to land to grab a drink.
If you have a little one with a vast collection of rocks, as I do, this project comes together pretty quickly. We used a plant tray, filled it with rocks, and added some water. I have read that honey bees are attracted to the scent of lemongrass, so I am hoping the same is true for solitary bees, because we added a few drops of lemongrass essential oil, and then found the perfect spot in the garden for it. We put it in close proximity to the bee house, and Reece thought having it close to our toad shelter was a good idea too.
So there it sits, waiting to quench the thirst of the bees, and insects who frequent our gardens.
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