Keeping Drinks Safe From Bees

 Bees will follow sweet drinks, here raiding a hummingbird feeder in my garden.

Bees will follow sweet drinks, here raiding a hummingbird feeder in my garden.

Keeping Drinks Safe from Bees

"I have bees getting into my drinks by the pool....Is there something I can do to keep them out? -- Mary.

Hi Mary,

I'm guessing you see more bees around your swimming pool late summer, say July-September? That's when my bees start raiding hummingbird feeders at my house and start checking my water glasses.

Bees, like all animals, need water. They tend to look for water with minerals they need at different times of the year. They also raid hummingbird feeders and swimming pools late summer because the colony numbers are at their highest and they need help keeping the colony cool with an easy access to water.

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To keep bees out of my water glass, I use an old peanut butter jar lid to keep bees out of my water glass.

 When I have something I want to save, like earrings or plant seeds, I turn the jar lid over.

When I have something I want to save, like earrings or plant seeds, I turn the jar lid over.

I turn the peanut butter jar lid over to hold something I don't want to loose, like a ring.

Give that a try and let me know how that works for you, thanks!

Charlotte