***PICS as promised on pg. 3 **** I have heard about how bees are dying out, and so when we see several gathered in our fountain and bird bath, I was happy. Yay for bees! They help pollinate! Then I noticed they were drowning in the water. So, I started hanging around after I added new water to these fountains to rescue any bees that fell in and were flailing about. I recently switched out the ivy/berry fake plants I had initially put in the flowerbox under my chicken coop's window. It was decorative only, and I wanted to swtich things up by putting in some brightly-colored flowers. Now, the bees are all over that planter box. They never land, it's like they are thinking... "*Looks* right, but doesn't smell or taste right. Imma try the next flower. Hmm. *Looks* right, but..." They haven't left yet, and it is going on day #3. They are bothering my son who wants very much to play with chickens but is scared of bees. I guess I'll have to take out my pretty flowers. I had been happy to do my part to provide water for the bees and hopefully save some of these apparently headed-for-extinction insects. But, you can't save stupid.