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    A great plant in the ways of helping bees is to grow a big stand of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' or 'Autumn Delight' (which may be the official cultivar name). This time of year, they are just COVERED in honey bees.

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    If the bees are tiny then they are probably native bees and not the introduced European honey bees. Some species are solitary and use mud in their nest building. Then again they could just be drinking. I often observe European honey bees sipping the moisture out of my live Sphagnum. Maybe they like the acidity.
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    on hot days honey bees will collect water to cool their hives. they actually use evaporative cooling. They commonly come to my water trays. I think moist peat or sphagnum makes it easier than them trying to land in the tray to get water.

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    they have doubled in the past few days. at least 200 hundred come a day now.

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