Bees in need of a Drink


swarf

Link Posted 10/08/2020 - 13:51
Some bees (not sure what variety - anyone know?) enjoying a drink from the bowl of water that we leave out for Hedgehogs. It's also popular with the local Wasps!

1) - Solitary Bee




2) - Sharing




3) - Solitary Wasp




Taken with K-5iis and Tamron 70-200 F2.8 at 130mm (except Solitary Wasp at 200mm) on a Manffotto Tripod.

Phil
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 11/08/2020 - 20:30
Something that you don't see too often Phil - nice to capture them

It's funny but I don't really think about insects stopping off for a drink, but I'm conscious of the need to keep the bird bath filled up
LennyBloke

jeallen01

Link Posted 11/08/2020 - 21:38
LennyBloke wrote:
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It's funny but I don't really think about insects stopping off for a drink, but I'm conscious of the need to keep the bird bath filled up

Ditto, and I'll now try to keep an eye on the old concrete planter, and a couple of plant pot "saucers" that I try to keep topped up for the birds, and thus now the insects!
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Last Edited by jeallen01 on 11/08/2020 - 21:39

davidwozhere

Link Posted 12/08/2020 - 02:21
They obviously need water themselves but the major object of collecting water is to regulate the humidity of the hive/nest which has to be kept just so -
especially in this very hot weather. My pond gets a regular stream of visitors from honey bees and wasps.



Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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