I thought many of you might think this was neat. I do!\n\nOur neighbors a few doors down dabbled with bee-keeping for a couple of years. They had a colony collapse due to some kind of beetle. She said the bees flew away but she didn't know where they ended up.\n\nI don't know where they ultimately set up housekeeping, but I know where they (or some other colony) are stopping for water! My pond!!!!! A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a honeybee landing on my water lettuce and going down to the surface of the water. He left and I noticed a couple more show up and do the same thing. We now have a fully operational bee bucket brigade! They come in groups of 3 to 6 and when one gang leaves, the other lands. I now understand the term "bee line" because they all take the same exact flight path. They are headed (I believe) to a very tall tree at the end of the property where my friend had her hive. I'm not 100% sure, since my eyes can only follow them so far. But this has been so much fun to watch!\n\nWhen we put the net over the pond for fall leaves, they were all EXTREMELY confused for a while. We had a Bee Backup over the net for about a day. But they've figured it out and are back in business.