Bees, and other pollinators, are essential if you want a garden. With conditions outside getting more and more dry, its harder for our pollinator friends to find water close to their hives.
I would have never noticed our bees were needing drinks had they not taken over our kiddie pool as soon as my youngest was put in it. Honey bees are docile, and will not harm unless very threatened, but they do have stingers and are capable of using them.
Because my kids are so young I worried they would hurt a bee on accident causing it to sting them. Also, when one honey bee stings they release a scent that causes others to be on high alert, and more likely to sting. So we decided to make a waterer for our overly friendly bee friends.
Any container with high sides will work. We decided to use a bright colored frisbee to attract them. Place marbles or rocks inside to keep the bees from falling in. Add water as needed.