This morning was a beautiful pre-Spring day in southwest Ohio with a high in the low 60s.
Among the many hats we wear besides real estate agent is a beekeeper's veil. Now that hat we only literally wear when we're actively working in the hives, and the rest of the time we're more in observation mode. As the weather gets warmer our hives start to increase their activity.
Our honeybees don't hibernate, but they do stay in the hives during the cold months and self-regulate internal hive temperature in the 90s. Who'd think it would be that toasty inside without benefit of a furnace, but they huddle up in there and keep the queen warm. They've packed away foodstores for the cold months, and we've supplemented their stores with what is called a candyboard (basically sugar with some nutrients added).
Now that the weather is warming, the queen will get busy laying eggs to replenish the colony population and many of the bees go in search of the first pollen and to go get a drink wherever they can find it.
The bee above found a small puddle on a tarp that covers one of our dog kennels and was taking a sip. Amazing how much detail a smartphone camera can get!
We'll leave the real estate analogy out today, just a peek into our lives and what we enjoy!
Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,
Bill & Liz aka BLiz