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Make a bee bath

Busy Bees need a drink too ! Follow this guide to help them cool off with some refreshing water.

Stuff you'll need:

  • A shallow dish or bowl, or anything else that can be filled like an
    old watertight container like a washing up bowl, an old
    kitchen sink or a large plant pot.
  • Small stones or gravel.
  • Pebbles, rocks or twigs.
  • A couple of native aquatic plants (optional).

Step-by-step guide

1. Pick a spot on your patch that gets some sun but isn’t in full sunlight all day. Dig
a hole if you can and place the container in it.

2. Fill your container with water, using rainwater if possible – see our rain chain
resource for one way to collect rainwater! If you need to use tap water, fill your
container and then leave it for 24 hours to let any chlorine evaporate.

3. Put some gravel in the bottom. Create little stepping stones or ladders with
pebbles, rocks or twigs