While there, I noticed how much water they were using to keep the plantings lush and green; the sound of misters and sprinklers and the waterfalls and streams was music to my ears since it is so dry this year.
A friend had a wild beehive removed recently. The man removing the bees told him that there are few wildflowers this year because of the drought, so all his resources are being used to keep his bees alive. The wild hive had what he called "trash honey", made from pop cans and other refuse in garbage cans. Not good for human consumption, but it is perfect to feed to the bees.