Since acquiring our honeybees, I check on them daily. I love watching them. I must say they add additional joy to my already sparkling days. Life is too short, to spend it grumbling/complaining. I make the most with what’s been given to me.
Bee watching is fascinating…
While it’s true that I have gleaned a lot of knowledge about honeybees from my years of research about them that experience is completely different than actually having your own hives. Since introducing honeybees onto our property, my knowledge (and love) of these amazing creatures has increased! I’m enjoying my adventures in beekeeping immensely.
When I check out the honeybees, I rarely open up the beehive and I’m not always peeking into the observation window. I just like watching what they do.
From my observations I’ve found that around 6:00 a.m., most of the honeybees are still inside the hive (for now).
If you were to think they’re sleeping at that time, you would be wrong. As you can see they are fairly active with their inside hive duties.
As the day progresses, you’ll see the foragers come outside the hive to gather nectar (some collect water) and I enjoy watching them return to the hive. The guard bees are at the entrance to greet them and make sure they actually belong to the hive.
It’s amazing watching a healthy and busy beehive. And for me, it’s another sign of how truly awesome our God is.
Thanks to the added insect repelling plants and neem solution my daughter and I are able to sit outside and watch them without being bit!