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    Thirsty Bee

    For the past several weeks I've noticed honey bees drinking from my Sphagnum toppings. Lucky for them trap growth is just starting up.

    Observe the extended proboscis.

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    That's odd. I notice wasps doing the same thing except with damp tiles and rocks.

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    Every once in a while I see bees drinking water from my plants, but usually it's wasps as Mr. Truncata says.

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    I have a couple of hummingbirds that keep buzzing my S. x "Dana's Delight" and S. 'Hummer's Okee Classic'. They must find the red pitchers irresistible even though they never get anything to eat.
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    Hah, that's funny. I haven't had that happen to my "Dana's Delight" yet.

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    Lol, cool. I once saw a hummingbird buzzing around my VFTs, poking it's beak around through the red traps. I guess it liked the color or something.
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    Maybe they're after the nectar bait? I see hummingbirds in my yard frequently, but they don't seem to pay much attention to my CPs - they're always hanging around the Nasturtium flowers.
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    Hummingbirds are naturally attracted to the color red. That is why most hummingbird feeders have red where they get the liquid.
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