Don’t Worry, Bee Happy
Our friend Kathy (beegirl!) has moved her hives closer to our ‘house area.’ The previous site was too shaded, and it was time for a change. So now the hives are behind what we call the Big Bird pen, which used to house peacocks but now just houses two little golden pheasants. (We should probably rename this the Little Bird pen.)
The hives are tucked between the pen and the first row of our windbreak. (These trees, by the way, seemed to remain two feet tall for ten years, and then went crazy. I can’t believe we’ve been here long enough to have such large trees. It’s great.)
Here is the beekeeper in her natural habitat. Not wanting to disturb her, I remained hidden by the trees and snapped these photos. Does this make me some sort of paparazzi? Am I a beekeeper stalker?
What have the bees been eating? Blooming grapevines. Clover. Alfalfa. And now that the hives are closer to the house, I’m guessing they’ve had a taste of these luscious goodies along our walkway.
Stay cool. It’s gonna be over 90 degrees, with a heat index pushing 100. No hard labor for me today…. (yeah, like there ever is…)