Sunday, August 3, 2008

Apis mirabilis

An extraordinary new hive has taken up residence here. Yesterday CSB took me down to the field and there, suspended by wax from a branch of the Kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa) was a very active, thriving beehive. It has clearly been there for most of the summer because they have built significant amounts of classic heart-shaped comb. I have never before seen an open-air, so to speak, hive and naturally we wondered how they would fare this winter. Not to worry, CSB said he will simply remove the branch sometime this fall and give them a wooden beehive home.

1 comment:

Mickey and Flea said...

Meanwhile, you can stand beneath it with open mouths and drink up the honey!