I have an issue.
In my back yard I have a wonderful bird bath. I love the sound the birds make when they take a bath. However lately the bees have been using the bath to drink. What started out as about 2 or 3 bees has turned into over a hundred.
They fly around back and forth to the bath all day long. It is fairly interesting to watch through the screen door.
Here is my problem. I am deadly allergic to bees.
Here is my second problem. I am fully aware of colony collape disorder and the fact that the honey bee population is down to a scary low number.
See in order to survive as a species we need these bees. In order to survive these bees need water.
The bees are finding water in my freaking back yard. At first I thought well why not just let the bird bath dry out. Then the bees will go somewhere else right. I let it dry one day. Can I tell you how sad and depressing it was to see a hundred bees walking around and around on the empty birdbath searching for water. Or going that evening and finding around 6 dead bees in there.
So the next day I filled it back up. I felt guilty. Like some kind of bee murderer.
So there is my stupid issue. I am allergic to the damn bees. But I feel too guilty if I don't fill the bird bath with water for them. I guess I could just go in the front yard for a smoke or something....