The Chestnut trees are about to flower, and in readiness the local beekeepers have brought in their hives.
The problem is that the hive owners never think to supply their Bees with water, and as everyone knows; BEES NEED WATER.
As a result, every year the same thing happens; the Bees make a Bee-line for our old fountain (above) where we always keep water for the birds. They then take over, and use it as their personal water supply. I don't know if you can see in my photo, but they arrive in their scores; you may need to enlarge it.
The fountain is just at the north end of our pool, and frankly the amount of Bees permanently buzzing around is a bloody nuisance.
So please, you beekeepers, would you in future supply water when you bring your hives. We have taken up water to where they are positioned, but now that they know that our water is available, no doubt they will continue to come here.
It wouldn't take much, and a small amount of consideration on your behalf would makes our summer swimming much more pleasant. Thank you.
(They don't even give us any bloody honey!!!)