It’s been a while since I mentioned my bees. They’ve been enjoying this very mild winter. Where our Bee Mentor lost two of his hives, I’m so very grateful our have done well.
A Beekeepers guide to relaxation. All 4 hives bustling with activity. Honey, pollen, brood, queens located. These are some happy, happy girls. They are happy, I am happy.
This beautiful day on our little acreage, the Huisache is blooming, the dewberry vines are crazy with flowers, the bees are bringing in the most outrageously bright, neon-yellow pollen. Their wax honey comb is almost a saffron yellow color, and the honey is a pale gold. Next month will give us Pecan, Mesquite, Blue Bonnet, and Mexican hat flowers.
We’ll let the girls keep these goodies for the population explosion coming. Every hive had 7 out of 10 frames full of ready- to-hatch bees. They all had drone brood. They were flourishing.
I can stand on any portion of our 6 acres, and be still. After a few minutes I hear them. A slow, soft, happy hum as one of my girls finds me. She will hover near my face for a moment and buzz away. Then a few more will stop by. I think they are getting to know me better.
There is a buzz in my garden
That contents my heart.
The bees fly about
They are doing their part
To create life and abundance
Wherever they go.
They keep oh so busy
In this honey flow.