Honey Bees choose their favorite water source Do they really care?

Honey Bees choose their favorite water source Do they really care?


okay so this is something I’ve wanted to
do for a long time you watch honey bees going into water puddles drinking at the
edge of a pond at the edge of a river and we all have friends who have
swimming pools and the honey bees seem to go to their swimming pool to get
water from the edge of the pool sometimes it’s a birdbath so I decided
to make this test so on the Left I have the pure filtered water PU R which is
the name of the company that makes the filters unfiltered well water pond water
and chlorinated water which represents the swimming pool so what are the beads
gonna go to and what will they use the most the duration of this test is about
three days so at the end of this video I’m going to show you what they
preferred and what they went after I was actually kind of surprised because here
on my property we have at least four the filtered water it’s the water that we
drink so it’s ultra filtered 99% filled it out
lead and contaminants of any kind so it’s really clear and that’s one that
these bees are drinking from right here so I just assumed they would all go
after that water but do bees really judge it and then this be right here all
the way to the right this is the chlorinated water and by chlorinated I
don’t mean city water I mean it’s pool treated water so you
might speculate that they take water from chlorinated sources and they use
their tongues to paint it around the hive to disinfect it who knows and of
course here we have a yellowjacket wasp that’s also drinking this ultra filtered
water which is in the container all the way to the left so I thought honey bees
were just like anything else for example my chickens they just go wherever the
water happens to be whatever they’re thirsty they drink it honey bees are
much more discerning than that in fact honey bees will show up at a drinking
spot like this one and it’s important to keep the drinking spot location
consistent so the bees always know where to find it
but they’ll actually show up and often taste test water from another bee before
they go about drinking of themselves so it’s always fun and interesting to watch
them do this now you may think and in rightly so that
bees go out early in the morning when there’s a heavy dew and you’ll see them
licking the dew off of plants they do go after puddles and drippings especially
if you’ve got a hose bib on the side of your house it’s a little bit leaky you
can often see honeybees there getting the drips but always go the extra yard
and make sure they have a nice shaded area in some cases or at least a cool
spot where they can go to get water and bees do not like to get their feet wet
while they’re drinking so if you’ve got a mash or something out that is soaked
with water or a sponge for example the bees will kind of land on that last
because they’re trying to stay dry while drinking even though we often see them
flipping into the water and buzzing around trying to get out again
now these drinkers are designed specifically for honeybees but these are
considered landing board entry feeders so the surface that we’re looking at
here would normally be inserted into the hive and this helps to prevent robbing
by other bees now of course if any of these water sources had sugar content
the bees will go after that first and they would be certain to empty that
right away but I’m just interested in their ability to pick out the highest
quality water in other words through impurities in the water even bother the
honeybees and I found that out here and of course in the middle there you can
see that they’ve flipped on their bags and they’re buzzing around in the water
these are designed with little stepping edges so they do ultimately get out
without a problem so don’t worry about those bees they’re gonna get out just
fine and of course we have the Yellow Jacket
wasps mix right in with the honeybees some people are concerned that when you
set up a feeding station of any kind that there’s fighting there really isn’t
this territory doesn’t belong to the wasps or the honeybees or honeybees from
various colonies so there’s no conflict here they they happily share watering
holes and so here’s the result and if you
recall all the way back at the beginning of this demo you can see the various
water levels and we can see that the pure filtered water all the way on the
left is their favourite source for water and they’ve taken that right down
unfiltered well water which has a lot of iron content in it is their second
favorite choice chlorinated as their third in pond water believe it or not
was the last source they wanted to drink from and the pond that I’m talking about
where this water sample was collected is one hundred twenty feet across and it’s
14 feet deep and is spring fed so it was a really good source so that’s a simple
test and I hope you enjoyed it I always wondered if they could tell water
quality differences and apparently they do and will close out watching them buzz
around here on the Astor’s thank you for watching and I hope you enjoyed it and
learn something new

How to Use Bait Plate Stations for Ant & Roach Control

How to Use Bait Plate Stations for Ant & Roach Control


Hey I’m Chris the Bug Guy from Do My Own Pest Control dot com,
and today I’m going to do an overview of the Bait Plate Station. Bait Plate Stations can
be used for ants or roaches. Each bait station comes with two separate parts, a top and a
bottom, and they come together like this. As you can see, the insects will enter in
the front right here, and if you want to catch larger insects with this station, you will
remove the top like that. Typically you want to use a granular or a gel bait, giving the
insects an option to choose between a protein or a sweet bait. This is an example of a Bait
Plate Station. Each Bait Plate Station has two reservoirs. This is the granular bait,
or the protein, and then this is the liquid, or gel bait, which is the sugar. It also comes
with a set of glue dots. You take your glue dots and place them on the bait station so
you can secure your bait station to any surface. This product is clean, easy, and very affordable
so try it out at Do My Own Pest Control dot com

How to Use Shatter Termite Bait in the Advance Termite Bait System


How to Use Shatter Termite Bait in the Advance
Termite Bait Station. Here are the things you will need! Advance Termite Station Spider Access Tool. Small Screwdriver or Pick Tool. Shatter Termite Bait. 1. Open the Advance Termite Bait Station using
the access tool. 2. Take out the monitoring devices using the
screwdriver or pick tool. 3. Add a sports drink to up chances of consumption. 4. Leave the wrapper on and let the bait soak
for 20 to 30 minutes. 5. Remove the plastic wrapper before adding the
bait to the station. 6. Place the bait in the station with the grey
cap going in first. 7. Now just put the lid back on the station using
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How to Install the Red Eye Termite Station

How to Install the Red Eye Termite Station


Termites can be very expensive to eliminate and if they enter your home can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs That’s why I want to introduce you to the red-eyed termite station the redeye termite station is a low cost Effective way of killing and monitoring termites around your home or structure today. We’re going to go through the process of installation We’ve identified this property to have Subterranean termites. We’re going to use that red.i termite station to help control and monitor activity around this home When installing the red eye termite station you want to place them about eight to ten feet apart back away from the drip edge We also want to concentrate on those areas that are very conducive To termite activity such as those areas that hold lots of moisture Maybe around an Ac unit of water hydrant or even a window unit like this when this window unit runs It actually drips water and keeps this area here moist So this would be an area that’s very conducive to termite activity So I’m going to go get my auger bit put it my drill and I’m going to start drilling my holes and do the installation when drilling your hole make sure you drill to the correct depth to accept the body of the station so that the Dome will fit flush to the ground Once you’ve completed this process the hard part’s over with now All you have to do is inspect the red eye in the clear view window on top of the dome so when the red eye Disappears now we know we have termite activity So we’re going to grab our can of fitpro aerosol and we’re going to open up the port on top of the dome Insert the straw and inject our foam the fitpro aerosol has an expansion ratio of Foam of 30 to 1 that means that it will fill every void inside that station really fast and also The more you foam it actually travels through the tubes that actually lead up to the station itself Therefore giving you a direct kill on your Subterranean termites in Addition to the red eye termite station, you may also consider a conventional Trench method around your home Check out our videos for more in-depth information on ifit pro and redeye termite station is a winning combination Also, how redeye termite station compares to others in the industry I’m sifu coy with solutions festoon Lost asks his house. Then do it yourself