Our bees have been very busy over the last 4 months. So much has changed in our bee keeping style in this, our third year of bee keeping. We have moved the bees from the roof into the garden, here we can watch them flying in and out, in and out, all day identifying their flight paths and wondering where they have been.
We have been able to see them bring in the pollen in spring to build up the colony, remove the dead bees from the hive, wash board every evening (where the bees sit at the entrance of the hive and move up and down in one place no one really understands why they do this). We have seen the bird life in our garden increase and watched as they became more confident to dive and catch the bees.
It has been really lovely having them down here, in the evenings before the mosquitos came out, we could sit after work with a glass of wine just watching them. We are finally harvesting some honey this weekend, I hope we manage a smoother harvest than last year. I will let you know how it goes.
Lots of love