1.BEES NEED POLLEN, NECTAR AND FRESH WATER
Pollen gives the bees vital proteins and fats, and the sugars in nectar provide the energy source they need to make honey. Without them, bees not only become malnourished, they are also weaker and more vulnerable to pests and diseases.
In the early stages of their life cycle, when they are helpless larvae, they are voracious eaters, consuming each day some 1300 meals of ‘‘bee bread’’, a mix of pollen, honey and bee secretions. Female worker bees live for about six weeks, during which their most exhausting job is visiting plants to gather food for the colony, spreading pollen as they go. Bees will also seek out shallow ponds and puddles.
What you can do:
Put a birdbath or simply a saucer of water on a window ledge. Somewhere to perch while