I wonder if bees can tell time. I am sure they must have a sense of time since they put themselves to bed every night. Okay, maybe that was a dumb question. They are creatures that have a very real sense of time because they prepare for the winter and that preparedness means the survival of the whole colony. My poor sweet bees are working their fuzzy bee butts off getting ready for winter and I am over here harassing them every other day moving them to their new spot. Thankfully the last move was a few nights ago. No more moves!! YAY!!! I gave them sugar water this morning to give them an extra little pep in their step. A few weeks ago I was talking to a local bee expert about what my next steps were going to be. One of the things she had mentioned was I might want to think about feeding my bees, since the pollen count was going to be going down and they might need a little boost. She also mentioned I should reduce the entrance to help the guard bee fight off any bees that are not part of the colony and might try to rob my sweet bees. This is when I start getting very anxious. It’s been two weeks, so am I supposed to feed them now? I checked the local pollen count and it’s low, so it seems to be a good time to feed them. Can I add another level to their hive? OH MY GOSH!! I feel like a newby again now that I have my own box in my yard. I didn’t realize how much I depended on my partner in crime.

Lessons Learned… Probably Not
Not A Good Time To Bug The Bees

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