Monday, August 20, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Just stay away from the pointy end...

I received word from my neighbor that my honeybees were building a nest in the eves of their porch. Turns out the “honeybees” are actually yellow jackets (which are not even considered bees). It’s funny how everything with a stinger is a bee to most people. Of course, I probably would have thought the same thing a few years ago.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Like Top Gun. Only With Bees.

Sunday afternoon I sat and watched a European Hornet pick a couple of my honey bees right out of the air and eat them. I tried unsuccessfully to kill the hornet, but I have resolved to let nature take its course. Well, at least for now anyway. My hive is doing very well and is more than capable of defending itself. European Hornets fit into the ecosystem, too.