I’ve had gardens, lived on a couple of small farms and been pretty outdoorsy….but never realized that Honey Bees would be interested in a birdbath.
My birdbath is concrete so it’s easy for them to sit on the side and drink, as this one is.
I don’t remember seeing them before this year, so perhaps we have a hive nearby. My neighbor has 3 hives, but they also have a pond so I doubt they would be coming this far. I am probably 2 miles from their hives.
So…..if you have a garden and want the Honey Bees to hang around….maybe a nice birdbath in the middle would be a good source of water for them.
I’ve never seen more than a dozen at a time, but they are continually coming and going until almost dark.
I don’t know if they would bother the birds…but I have another watering hole available for them, in the shade, where it can stay fairly cool.