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Does anyone have any suggestions for how to get rid of - move on some bees

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by tillyita, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. tillyita

    tillyita Chirping

    Nov 12, 2012
    The local resident bees have decided that the water container in my poultry pen is the only possible place that they can get their water from. I don't have a problem with having bees around - so long as they don't sting me, but there are so many bees that my animals don't want to go near the water. I've got temporary buckets and tubs set up at the moment but I have to go back to work tomorrow so won't be able to fill them up during the day, where as the one the bees like is on a float valve that is hooked up to the mains. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


    Sorry - not the best picture - but you get the idea. By this afternoon there won't be any space around the edge (and I won't go in there as I am allergic to bees)

  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Songster

    Jan 17, 2011
    I have 2 bee hives. I have multiple water sources around on my farm. The bees seemed to like my geese kiddie pool the best. I am not sure why. They surrounded that thing every day during the summer.
  3. Conchis

    Conchis Chirping

    Dec 27, 2012
    I keep several hives of bees as well and they decide where they are going to drink. For some reason it always seems to be the least desirable water to my eyes, but I suppose they know best. Foraging bees won't generally harm animals, but my animals shy away as well. I don't know a good solution unfortunately. Bees don't like moving water as much as running water. If you could make your main water source recirculate they would probably move to a more still one.

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