I found this very amusing.
via Laura's Bad Ideas
I’m lucky to live in close proximity to the Lady Bird Wildflower Center. It is a great place to visit to learn about native plants, and they recently installed some hives on their property. Below is a video of Dasylirion whelleri or Common Sotol in full bloom. From the video, it looks like the bloom stalk is covered in bees. This plant is a good addition to any garden in the southwest.
I took a visit to the bee friendly south Austin site yesterday to get the site ready for the hive.
I just received e-mail confirmation from Bee Weaver that I will be able to pick up my packaged bees on either April 10th or 11th. I was a bit worried that the colder and wetter winter here in Texas would delay bee shipments, but I’m happy to report that is not the case.
Tomorrow I’m heading down to the bee-friendly south Austin site to prepare the area where the hive will live.
I love bees, and I love bluebonnets so this photo combines them both.
I’m a little jealous that I didn’t get to do anything this interesting when I took the beekeeping class from Round Rock Honey…
Here is a link to the video of the bee removal from an Austin home. I can’t even imagine having a hive in my ceiling. What a mess.
My wife captured this photo of a bee on our redbud in the back yard.
A friend sent me a link to an amazing bee photographer. I’m fascinated on how these people get such great shots in the hive and the wild.
So much is blooming right now here in Austin that I’m a bit sad I don’t have my bees yet. Granted, it is just a few more weeks, but with the dogwoods, redbuds, buckeyes, and all the wildflowers starting to come up, I feel like I’m missing out on some perfect weeks that a new bee colony would enjoy.
Here is a photo from my backyard of Texas Redbud in bloom.