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A Bee Whisperer.....

Call me a Bee Whisperer.....

If we think about it, bees and human are alike in a way - bee swarming is the reproduction of a honey bee colony, it occurs when an existing colony subdivides into two colonies.  Human raises offspring. Offspring moves out when the time comes. Both are a way of survival.  

We had our first bee swam 2 days ago (or the first one we noticed). I brought an empty box under the cherry tree hoping they would fly in..... and they did, as usual. That just once again proves that we must do something right in the farm that bees absolutely love., even when swarm, they don't swarm very far nor up high that you can't catch it. Isn't that sort of like human? Who doesn't want to relocate in the same neighborhood as Mom's & Dad's when there are plentiful resources to make a living, as opposed to bountiful  nectar for bees.  

PS. You may ask, so what do we do right to keep our bees content with us? I think by having fields of Russian sage, Pride of Madeira on the areas with full sun without water access is the main reason bees love where they are at. In addition, our ever-blooming salvias such as mystic spire, weaverly white salvia, hot lips.... and so on... together with various fruit trees, we are able to provide food resources all year round, even in the cold harsh winter that reaches below 0.

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