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A couple of weeks ago we started seeing bees gather in a little pond beneath the willow tree. It looked like they were sipping the water where moss was growing.

January 22...Three bees spotted on this patch of moss.

January 22…Three bees spotted on this patch of moss.

Into the moss...

Into the moss…

January 22...I've heard bees like "dirty" water, so I guess this mossy water is no surprise, but I wonder what they're getting out of it.

January 22…I’ve heard bees like “dirty” water, so I guess this mossy water is no surprise, but I wonder what they’re getting out of it.

Feb. 2...Being a day of steady drizzle, I checked again to see if the bees were here.  Yes, this time I saw more bees.  They are truly dedicated bees.

Feb. 2…Being a day of steady drizzle, I checked again to see if the bees were here. Yes, this time I saw more bees. They are truly dedicated bees.

February 3...this photo is taken from a video when it was raining, but it still shows bees that are visiting the moss even though the water is covering most of it.

February 3…this photo is taken from a video when it was raining, but it still shows bees that are visiting the moss even though the water is covering most of it.

Some more video of honeybees active in the moss while it’s raining…

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