Can you guess what this is?
did you guess large pinecone?
(honey bees to be exact)
This afternoon as I was weeding, and Hannah was mowing, I moved some furniture around in the yard, looked up and saw a huge swarm of bees flying around our huge pinetree in back.
Now, I think I've shown my fondness for the little critters.
But I have mentioned on here before...
I am a wimp.
Not ashamed to admit it either.
Bees scare me.
I mean have you seen the movie MY GIRL?
The little boy dies from bee stings!!!
I want to be the queen bee in my home, but I don't want to meet one that is flying around my tree!
After a quick call to a bee retriever (for lack of a better name for him) I have been schooled in the life of bees.
(this is why I tell my children to pay attention in school, I probably learned this in elementary school but was too busy doodling a Holly Hobby on my notebook)
The colony that we apparently have in our eaves has split.
There are two queens now and well, we know how well that would work in OUR homes right?
So when the colony split, the ones that left all gathered around their new queen and the scouts of the group went in search of a new home. (probably our barn or something equally inconvenient)
All of the bees you see here, which are over 1 foot long are just thousands of bees hanging on to eachother and the queen is in the center.
When I am in need of my troups, I expect the same treatment!
So the bee man just got here and he is going to take them home with him.
Thank you bee man.
On to another little pest that I usually try to avoid...
but if they will help this bud get to this
well then, let's have a picnic!
The peonies are starting to bloom! This morning there was one bloom and as of right now, there are eight!
I can't wait, I love them so... I will show pictures when they are in full bloom.
lastly, Max says thank you for all of the sweet comments wishing him well. Today was his first day of playing with his buddies. After a rousing game of nerf guns this is how I found him...
laying in the front yard.
When I asked him if he felt o.k. he answered nonchalantly,
"yeah, I just like laying in the grass"
oh happy day!