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A honey bee found my midnight salvia!

Saturday, I got up anticipating a sunny day.  The forecast given the night before was for complete sunshine with temperatures of about 85 degrees.  However, the day started out very dreary. Around 9 am, I peeped over at the hive and only a few bees were milling about.  I knew that I would have to … Continue reading

Weather Not So Great Today! Bees Will Stay in Their Nuc Box.

The weather is so so today.  It’s cloudy with a little over cast.  We are expecting rain and even some storms to roll through later.  I see the bees buzzing around the apiary.  They have found their water source, a faux rock flowerpot that I am using to store it.  I have some twigs and … Continue reading

New Bee-ginnings

Last summer, I noticed that my purple coneflowers were being visited by some bees.  So, I decided to grab my camera and snap a couple of pictures of them taking nectar and pollen from the flower. I am always so fascinated by the insects and birds that visit my flowers.  I planted these around my … Continue reading