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Monday, May 25, 2015

Garden Architecture And A Split

Garden Architecture 

Garden Architecture

Mr. Man did a wonderful job welding up an arbor for us to enter and exit the soon to be dog run.  We painted it with self etching primer and really like the color.  Not only that, but the fully steel structure is maybe air temperature, but certainly doesn't get the heat like natural unprotected metal does.

This is the beginning of the separate dog area that will allow us to reclaim our garden area, replant grass and create an aesthetically pleasing environment.

We May Get A Split

As usual, something odd that I see from a distance is something
Bearding Bees
that should be taken note of.  The weather has been great this week.  We were working in the backyard and Mr. Man noticed two bees flying in the air, seemingly attached on May 23, 2015.  This news follows our hive becoming more relaxed about us being in the back yard and now it looks like we have some bearding.

There is no fanning action going on here.  No washboarding.  They're all just kind of hanging out, only two days after sighting the two bees in flight.  I was kind of waiting for this.  I can't make out one boy bee in this bunch.

Since the hive looks like it's bursting at the seams, I wanted to do a quick check, and sure
Old Hive, Stuffed With Comb And Bees
enough, the hive is stuffed with combs.

Mr. Man thought he saw some bees investigating the new hive, but I didn't see any bees around the new hive when I was snapping these photos.  Hopefully we'll be on to hive number two pretty soon.

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