Karl Foord, Extension Educator - Horticulture
Pine Tree Apple Orchard. They were draining a low area of one of the fields and in the process created a puddle (Photo 1) just across the field road from a number of honeybee hives. This was a perfect opportunity for the bees to gather around the watering hole, if you will. The bees would hover around the hole looking for a good place to land without getting wet (Photos 2 & 3). One honeybee hovered while she drank (Photo 4), but all the others landed prior to drinking (Photo 5).