Upon leaving the pool tonight (kids turn to swim) we saw a honeybee swimming on the surface, surprisingly well. Concerned the kids stopped to figure out how to make the rescue. Fully clothed and already one hour past "no juniors in the pool" rule, we turned to see a kind man lounging still wearing his bathing trunks! Asking kindly if he would rescue the honeybee for us, he gallantly jumped up. @falconsdream quickly put honeybee on her hand to transport over to a flower. But honeybee preferred her warm hand to dry off. Then I tried to help and bee stayed on my hand for a long time grooming herself.
Did you know that gardens that have pools can have a more difficult time with plants getting pollinated because the water is a death trap zone for bees. They look for water to drink but often drown in big bodies of water.
Be sure to leave out shallow water dish with pebbles so bees and wasps and butterflies can safely stop for a drink.
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