Late yesterday afternoon Big G and Neighbor Ed went out to work the hives. It has been an eventful first week for our apian friends since arriving at King Bee Farm. We had a storm so strong it blew one of the tops off a hive, and in the days that followed probably six more inches of rain. My sweet husband checked on workers and two queens daily and gave them sugar water and put their world back together after the storm, but this was the first full-scale “check up.” Ed was stung three times, husband once. But they learned a lot, the bees are, well, busy, and the consensus is that we are baby steps in to helping save the bees in our own small way. Go bees!
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
― Albert Einstein