Wednesday, March 11, 2015
We Bee Happy!
After 3 days of above freezing weather - and with today being especially sunny and warm - we were delighted to see our "tree bees" emerge to do some spring cleaning. That honey bees can even survive over a severe winter is pretty miraculous, and the last two swarms that had moved into the old locust tree by the front door never made it through so we were expecting this hive to meet the same sad fate.
What looked to be a good portion of the swarm was busy doing spring cleaning chores - ejecting dead bees, taking a potty break, getting some fresh air - whatever it is they do to freshen up the hive. I mustn't jinx the situation, so I have to say so far.... survival looks promising!
Go, tree bees!