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Bees storing pollen

Honey bees storing pollenSee the yellow stuff in the photo?  That's pollen, which our bees are busily socking away, along with lots of nectar/sugar water.  They also have capped brood already, which means we'll have new adults popping out pretty soon!  With such positive signs in the hive, I tossed another super on Monday to give our bees room to expand their egg-laying and food-storing.

Our sugar water feeder is seeing less use as the bees find natural nectar sources around us.  Bees in the garden kept me company as I planted the first tender crops of the year --- corn, beans, peppers, and basil.  We have five beds planted and a dozen more to go in before the end of the week!

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