I'm really excited about starting the hives this year. The truth is, I've become just a teensy bit obsessed with bees.
I've been reading some great books and watching tons of YouTube vids all about bees.
I heart YouTube.
But that's not what I'm here to tell you.
I'm here to tell you that the feral bees are out!!
We've seen a couple of different kinds - the brown/gold kind and the black/yellow kind. I'm thinking that maybe there are two feral hives somewhere close by.
My photography skills aren't stellar, but I just had to try to get some photographic proof that the feral bees are flying.
So today I sat down in our bed of grape hyacinth and took lots of pics of flowers where bees had just been.
It's hard to take pics of bees.
They move around a lot.
A lot, I tell you!
And then I got this one.
I hope you're impressed.
Take a look at that big yellow spot on her back leg. That's a pollet basket. Bees mix the pollen they gather with bee spit and pack it into their baskets to take back to the hive. You can tell she's been busy.