Monday, March 30, 2009
Signs of Spring
There are flowers blooming, tiny avocados forming. And the other day I witnessed an amazing spring phenomena- honey bees swarming! First, I thought, "boy, the bees sure are active today." Then, suddenly there were thousands, maybe tens of thousands of bees all circling above our yard- a huge vibrating, humming column. It freaked out the neighbors. I called Kim, and she asked me to try to see where they landed so she could catch them and start a new hive with them. They seemed to be congregating near a branch of the avocado tree. Soon I could see them starting to form a ball on the branch. I called Kim to tell her, but then when I looked back a couple of minutes later, the bees were gone. I hope they found a good home.