I know this must be like new parents showing off photos of their baby that looks like every other baby on the planet. It won’t be like this next year. But this year is my first spring with the bees, my first full summer with the bees, my first honey harvest — a lot of firsts — and I want a record of all of it so I know what to expect next year. Okay then. Let’s roll the video:
That’s Hive #1. There are so many bees that they literally sound like a chain saw. Hive #2 is active, but doesn’t show much interest in the bottom entrance. I think that colony may be a different breed of bees. I came in very close to the hive to shoot this video. The bees were crawling all over my hands and around my face (I had my mouth closed the whole time). I’m extremely pleased that they’re so well behaved.