Posted: 05/09/2013 at 23:01
The hive has produced a bumper load of POOH PUNNY, and this has been decanted into jars of nectar of the Gods. Two months ago, the bees were 'unsettled', as described in the good book, House at Pooh Corner, and on some days, decided that people were a fine and good target to practice Kami Kazi flights. Vee got stung 4 times, for the first time in her life. I was chased, chaste and buzzed a few times up and down the lotty, but escaped the ultimate sanction. Moody little buggers !
Now, in the first throes of September, the bees are obviously in shut down mode, and preparing to get the hive ready for the autumnal period. On fine days, they are active, but with the change in the air, dew on the grass and a sort of air of expectancy, there are lots of ornery bees settling into the blooms of tagetes, and bedding down in the sunflower heads. Great !