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I started with a terracotta saucer from a pot long since gone. I used rocks and twigs from around the garden, and just kept adding until it looked right. My daughter figured we should add some flowers so that the bees could eat and drink at the same time.
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The saucer I started with.
The saucer I started with.
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Under construction.
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All done with water added.
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In its home.
In its home.
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I have some charcoal soaking in buckets with water and urine and bees keep coming there. I'm guessing to drink.

So I made one watering hole with charcoal and then I tried making a puddle with gravel.

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Kalle Leman wrote:I have some charcoal soaking in buckets with water and urine and bees keep coming there. I'm guessing to drink.



When I notice bees are attracted to my urine, I generally figure it's time to check my blood sugars and the amount of carbohydrate in my diet.
 
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My new pollinator garden is buzzing with bees and other friends, so I made them a watering station.
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Materials... will look for a terracotta saucer to replace this one
Materials... will look for a terracotta saucer to replace this one
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Under construction
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In place, with water
In place, with water
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Simple watering station from an old potted plant tray.

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Materials for the watering station.
Materials for the watering station.
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Materials organized into a visually resplendent watering station.
Materials organized into a visually resplendent watering station.
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Watering station filled and hanging out in our pollinator garden.
Watering station filled and hanging out in our pollinator garden.
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