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Supplemental Watering

During the summer months the creek in back of my farm dries up. I am planning to place three hives in that area and am wondering best practice for supplemental watering and what is the best watering device.

Can water be placed on a fence if using a suitable container? Any suggestions on finding a watering device that can be placed on a fence?

Thank you, Bill

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You can go very basic and use a plastic soft drink bottle(coke) and drill a 1/8 hole in the cap. Fill it with water and using nylon ties or string to hold it upside down on a fence post.
A more up market option is a chicken watering device with gravel or stone in the trough so the bees won’t drown and use something to have it up above ground level.
Regards Bill.

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Thank you much. Bill

Hi Bill,
You will see some nice ideas and photos by doing a search in the top right hand corner of the forum, e.g.

This is a good one: Water supply ideas

I have recently found bees drinking off the wet chip mulch on the ground. Bees will drink water off most things as long as they can get to it and not drown in it. Good luck :slight_smile: :honeybee:

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