I've had a few people ask about how different projects are progressing, so the next few days I will be posting updates.
Today's picture is of one of the wild honeybee swarms that Bob and Sue Nelson captured for us. As you can see, the bees have adapted beautifully from being homeless to having a house and garden.
Just after we brought the bees home, we had a cold snap and were afraid we might loose the bees. Bill Bebee, of BeBee's Bees suggested feeding sugar water to the bees to help them along. We did, and it worked out great for us and the bees.
At present we have 2 sets of supers. Bob is working on capturing another swarm for us, which will make our honeybee neighborhood a nice size. And just look at this thing! The swarm, which is high up in a tree along the creek on the Nelson's property looks like a fuzzy football. Can you imagine how many bees are clustered together? It is mind boggling.