Monday, May 12, 2008

You can lead a horse to water

An update on the bees from my mom:

I’ve been worried because there hasn’t been much activity around the bee house. Then tonight Dad noticed one of the bees buzzing past toward the shelves by the kitchen window. On the top shelf there are two old, old, old bamboo blinds that we used at the park house. The bamboo at the top and the bottom of the blind is hollow and they little buggers have been nesting in there. They have several of the bamboo pieces plugged with mud. They’ve been really busy.

I’ve now put one of the alternate bee blocks (purchased from a bee keeper from Vancouver Island) beside the bamboo to see if they will nest in there.

So here we put out the really deluxe bee house and all they wanted was the tropical retreat!

Talk to you soon,