Today Mark checked on two bee yards – Elm Creek and My Father’s Farm nearby. These are two well established yards and they are both doing great. Every hive is strong despite the extreme heat. It’s good that he picked spots that provide some shade during the late afternoon heat, when it’s extremely intense. It’s also good that those industrious bees have fanners stationed at the entrance of the hive – their jobs are to fan their wings in order to keep the hives cool. Neat, ins’t it, how they know to do that? It’s fascinating to learn these things about the bees.
Mark spotted these two ducks strolling through the garden, eating bugs. What a nice way to take care of the bug problems in a garden. This is also the location that has those cute goats I photographed not too long ago. I love visiting the farm particularly to see the animals Pedro has there.