Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bee Mine

Sarah surprised us with a cute "Bee Mine" cupcake cake from the Piggly Wiggly bakery for Valentine's Day.

This afternoon Mark and I walked out to Bee Hill to see if the bees were eating any of the candy we put out.  In Hive 4, we had one candy patty with a plate still stuck to it that didn't seem to be touched. The other patty we'd put in (minus the plate) was eaten through in a 1 1/2 inch section right down the middle.  Apparently we'd put it right above the cluster and they could easily access it.  Several bees were around it, eating in various spots.

All of the hives had bees flying in and out.  Hive 3 had the fewest number, but interestingly there were a couple of substantially larger bees being scolded up at the top.  Mark and I were both surprised, wondering if they were drones or some sort of invasive species -- they were BIG. As before, Hives 1, 5, &; 6 had the most.

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