Monday, April 19, 2010

Busy bees

So it's about 53 degrees this afternoon and the bees are very active. I'm not used to this, so I am a little concerned to watch for a situation known as "robbing" which happens when other bees home in on a weak colony and raid their food supply (in this case, the sugar syrup I am feeding the colony.) I watched them closely for a few minutes and although they were very active, there seemed no sense of frenzy, no fighting that I could see which is evidence of robbing. Perhaps they are orienting themselves to their new home in the meadow.
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