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My daughter is very apt at finding rocks in the yard and handing them to me, so why not put them to good use?
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A bee came to visit my tomatoes right after I put the water in :)
A bee came to visit my tomatoes right after I put the water in :)
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bee insect waterer
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I certify this BeeBee complete! Enjoy your new Air Badge in Animal Care!

 
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Certified, and thanks for showing me something I didn't know about surface area ratios. Enjoy your shiny new air badge!

 
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I used an abalone shell for the base, washed it out well, and then plugged the tiny hole on the bottom with plumber's putty.  It's holding up well.  Added shallow shells face up for some additional water catchment, some broken sticks from a driftwood piece, and some "faux" beach glass.  Gave it a place above the basil (now dormant) which is one of the bees' favorite hangouts in Spring.

ETA: Looks like my photos did not upload the first time.  Repeating.  Also, checked again today and the putty is holding.  Pretty sure it's there for good.
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In progress
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Items used
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In progress
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In place
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Note: I would love it if your photos were bigger, going forward. Please upload slighty bigger photos.

 
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Made a little bee watering station. I actually used to keep bees, so this is nothing new for me.
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Finished and ready for bees.
Finished and ready for bees.
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- post a picture of the materials for the watering station
Hanging dish, broken pottery, lava rock, moss, dirt, glass stones, fairy/gnome decor


- post a picture of the watering station under construction



- post a picture of the completed bee/insect watering station with water
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