Bees Like Water!
Did you know that honey bees drink an enormous amount of water? Not only does it help them stay hydrated, they take it back to the hive to share with the queen and other bees as well. The "nurse" bees mix water with nectar and pollen, which they use to feed the brood (baby bees). Bees also use water to help regulate the hive temperature. In the hot weather, the bees strategically distribute water around the hive, then "fan" it with their wings. This works just like our air conditioning systems. Pretty neat, huh?