One of the real joys in my garden has been the addition of honeybee hives. It has made me so much more aware of pollinator needs and how to make my yard a better space for all pollinators. From having water available, to an ongoing awareness of when my flowers are flowering, when bees are visiting them, which flowers they visit, and what wildflowers they are attracted to and I should nurture!
Visiting the hives always teaches me something new. My daughter and I inspect the hives together and this builds wonderful memories!
Here’s a short video of a queen emerging from a queen cell! We saw this together! And in just a few weeks we’ll be harvesting honey and beeswax!
But most important of all keeping bees makes us better at creating pollinator- friends spaces!