Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Good Day for Flying: Feast of St. Isidore

It was up in the 80s today with a light breeze, perfect for the bees. Larry uncovered the pool and rescued a few bees who decided it was a good place to drink. We are hoping the pool will NOT be the favorite water source. There is a pond next door and hopefully they will like that a lot better. We placed our hives where the pond is more of a straight shot than the pool. We haven't put any chemicals in the pool yet and hopefully chlorine is a real turnoff for them.

I saw a few bumble bees flying around today and landing on my flowers, but I still haven't see a honey bee in the garden -- maybe when the lavender blooms.

Today is also the feast of St. Isidore the Farmer. Maybe he was also a beekeeper. We're asking his intercession with our bees. St. Isisdore, pray for us.

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