Thursday, November 1, 2007

Fallen Hive


After a month of continuous work the bees who separated from  the main hive constructed a modest hive in the Avocado Tree behind the house.


Today blustery winds undid all their efforts in a split second.


I found the comb laying on the ground with a few bees crushed beneath it and a few bees beginning to salvage what honey they could.


The swarm quickly regrouped around their queen before disappearing to an unknown location.Fallen-Hive-2

They are friendly swarm and seem not to be to interested in much more than making wax combs, producing honey and raising the next generation.