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Sea glass bee waterer

Here’s another take on a honey bee water bar. Andrew, from North Andover, Massachusetts, filled a two-tiered plant stand with bowls of sea glass. He adds plain fresh water daily and he says his bees adore it. I love the colors. The blues and greens look icy, almost begging you to take a sip. Thanks, Andrew!

Andrew Graham Sea Glass Water Dish
Sea glass water dish. © Andrew G.



Love this! I use a bird bath and fill mine with natural rocks I have found on our property. I’m not sure, but my thoughts are that the rocks give off natural minerals and salts that are beneficial to the bees. They visit it daily.


Hi there, I just want to credit my wife for coming up with the idea.

Thanks for posting it, Rusty.


Thank you for the clarification, Andrew. Your wife has an artistic eye.

In your e-mail you said “we,” but if you think I’m going guess what “we” means . . . not on your life!


We have done that in our Southern California garden using glass marbles in a large bowl of water. Aside from watering local bug fauna, it also makes for lovely décor.

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