The bees are dropping like flies--in swimming pools all over northern California during this triple-digit heat wave.
Honey bees collect water to aircondition their hive. They sip from bird baths, dripping faucets, water-splashed plants and even wet...
A THIRSTY BEE drinks from a watering device at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. Bees don't like to get their feet wet. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
EXHAUSTED, a soaked honey bee (she fell into a swimming pool and two-legged humans fished her out) gathers her strength. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Let Me Bee
LET ME BEE. Front view of a water-logged honey bee. After falling in the pool and being fished out, this honey bee spent the night on the net before flying off in the morning. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)