This past weekend, we went to check on the country bees out near Elm Creek. They were doing fine and we survived the mosquitos and butterflies flying all around. It was a gorgeous day to check on the bees. It’s always amazing to me how gentle these bees are. I had on jeans and a t-shirt and at first didn’t wear a veil but I did don one after one little bee kept bumping me. Mark once taught me and Dave Stewart (baseball all star for Oakland) that if a bee is bumping you a few times, it means she’s checking you out and that you’re in her territory and on her radar. After three bumps, I went to get my veil. 🙂 And thanks to Mark’s advice, several bees now live safely out in California because Stew doesn’t just automatically kill them if they are near him. LOL. He was nice enough to text Mark and share that with him. I thought that was pretty cool of him to remember and to share with us.
I like this shot a lot because the wax that the bees make look like little sculptures to me. I really enjoyed my morning out there with them and with Mark.