Tuesday, March 4, 2014
We have never seen wild bees out here in these numbers before. Especially in February.
Since then we know of at least 2 more people out here that have gotten hives in the last couple of years. These bees could be theirs.
Or they could be the swarm we caught last year that absconded. It's very possible that they found a nice tree in our woods that they preferred to the hive boxes. I hope so. I'd sure like to have some of these genetics.
Notice the pollen baskets on this girl. She's gathering stuff off the chicken feed to take home to the brood.