Dear Family & Friends
Here's our bee colony all ready and happy for the coming winter season. After checking that we have a healthy bee family, we decided that we could add additional level to the top of their hive. This will enable the bees to have extra storage for their honey and family expansion by spring time.
|A layer was added to our existing hive so the bees can have more space for food|
|the calendula plants are still happy despite of cold freezing nights|
Some of us are enticed to keep bees for it's honey. Honey is definitely a bonus, but for me, the mere presence of having bees in the garden, whether they produces honey or not, is beautiful. They keep the garden vibrant and happy. Bees aid in producing a fruitful and productive garden too:) In my garden, I encourage as many species of bees by providing them their food source and shelter. So far, I can identify 5 species of bees - all very interesting and beautiful. Some bees lives in the hive provided for, others lives in mysterious places I'm not so sure exactly where - on wall crevices, in old logs or perhaps on holes underground.
|perhaps it's not clear, but there's one tiny mason bee working on these flowers|
|self seeding weeds that will provide the earliest food source for the bees comes spring|
The more I learn about my garden friends - the bees- the more I understand that we should all be encouraged to have them in our gardens. They say that without the bees, mankind won't have plant food to survive. Enjoy your garden where you are and make the most out of it.