The hot weather has arrived in New Hampshire and the bees need water to cool the hive. If bees don't have an easily accessible water source they are going to look for water elsewhere. Often times that is your neighbor's pool. The minerals in pool water makes it very alluring to bees. Most people are not happy about having stinging insects that close to bare skin and fear for their safety, especially if they have children.
As beekeepers, we need to be good neighbors for those living around us. Providing a reliable, clean water source for our bees, close to their hive, is important in maintaining good neighborly relations.
Our friends at Project Apis m have a great video on how to make a simple water source all pollinators can enjoy.