Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pollen, pollen, and more pollen!

I mowed around the hives today and decided I needed a break, so I sat down to watch for a while. They were hot on the pollen somewhere. Both hives were bringing in lots of white, cream, yellow, and more of that bright orange stuff. I read somewhere that dandelions produce a bright orange pollen and since a neighbor a few houses down doesn't think mowing her yard more than once every month or two is a good idea I'm guessing that's the source of the orange stuff. I reckon I should thank her for not mowing and having so many dandelions.

I also had to chase off a European Hornet Queen. She came buzzing around the hives and I was after her. These things are pretty heavy around here during the summer and I think I'm going to educate myself on how to trap the bastards. I put out 4 of these traps I made 4 days ago but so far there's not a thing in them.

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