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By playing the videos below you can see and hear the bees collecting water at the edge of the pond. These are filmed at the original CB4 apiary. It is a cold and windy day in March. The colonies' need for water may indicate that they are using what remains of the previous summer's honey stores. When the foragers return to the hive, house bees will unload the water from them and use it to dilute honey so that it can be eaten and fed to the brood. The honey is a concentrate which, like cordial, must be diluted before use.