Above shows a wild swarm of bees that landed in a tree in my yard. That is a big ball of bees, waiting for the scouts to return to tell them where to set up a new home.
Hello, I have some new followers and would like to extend a welcome to them before I say anything else. I have finally passed the 100 mark thanks to you all! I can hardly believe it. When I began blogging I thought maybe 20 or even 30 followers if I was lucky. I haven't even been posting very often but here I have gained some lovely new followers. Thank you! I appreciate your support, all of you. So I figured I had better post something new before I begin losing people.
I've been very busy out of doors but I have managed to slip a bit of studio time in now and then and created the above piece to honor all the bugs I have been battling. The garden plants attract mostly slugs and chipmunks but still it struggles along. There seem to be more bees this year than last, and this post will mainly deal with the capturing of a wild swarm.
Soon, the bees are settled into their new home. There has been a lot of wild bee activity this year, swarms coming in and out and one settling into a fallen down willow tree, as well as 3 captured swarms counting two at the neighbors. Lets hope they have time to produce some surplus honey.
The weather has remained mostly cool, cloudy and damp around here. It is a constant battle against the slugs and other critters, in our attempts to grow a garden. But quite worth it. I hope the rest of you are enjoying some fine summer weather. Sorry I have been remiss in visiting others blogs, but it is a busy time of year. Thank you for your time, if you are reading this post. If you don't have time for leaving a comment, I understand. Please return when you are able and I hope to visit your blogs again too.