It is raining hard, there are fewer flowers than any other month and its time to feed the bees and check that the girl friends are doing OK.
Life on the finca is pretty marvelous for bees, even in this difficult month. There was honey in the hives and worker bees coming back with pollen all over their legs. Although we did not see the Queen, her activity in the brood cell department was delightful to witness. Very healthy little colonies with big hopes for summer honey production.
We fed the girl friends some sugar solution for good measure, to tide them through the next few weeks. My bee partner uses a great little swimming pool system for feeding. Forget those fancy upside down feeders. Here, my friends, we use bee sized swimming pools with sticks thrown in as bee life boats.
Seems to work great, and in this life time at least, one can only imagine how fun it must be to be a honey bee swimming and feeding at the same time in sugar nectar