This is the scene at 7 a.m., October 14, 2013, on the front porch of the Italian hive. Two lone guard bees, standing as sentries.
No bees were outside the East hive or the swarm hive.
It was a misty morning, lots of humidity in the air. Temps maybe 60-62. I’d spent the night in a tent which I’d pitched nearby. Left the outer cover off so I could gaze up at the stars during the night. The condensation started to drip on me at some point and by dawn my sleeping bag was quite damp and I had
Had a couple of days off so I drove up to the farm Sunday afternoon to check on my bees, visit with my brother, and sleep under the stars.
After a big breakfast of my brother’s multigrain pancakes, maple syrup and milk I got busy gathering black beans, peppers, eggplant and salad greens.
Sometime in the afternoon I shot more photos. As you can see, my ladies are still foraging. Bringing in pollen from various sources around the farm.
Filled up the feeders in the beehives and headed home.