Why do bees like dirty water?
Guest speaker Rachael E. Bonoan, Ph.D. Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, and past president of the Boston Area Beekeepers Association, shared her research findings with us at the January meeting.
This information was published in American Bee Journal 2018 (Jun): Honey bees seek potassium and calcium as they prepare to overwinter.
Dr. Bonoan provided the following sheet on bee-friendly wildflowers for Maine: Bee-friendly Wildflowers
You can also visit her website www.rachaelebonoan.com where you will find further research information concerning bees and other pollinators.
By: Nancy Thomas
Photography: Beth Goodwin