Sarah: Wonderful news, the bees are back! Well, some anyway.
This week’s check on the freestanding hive on a beach at Yorke Peninsula revealed a small recovery in bee numbers. The central 4-5 panels of honeycomb are covered in active bees, and we saw bees coming too and fro regularly. I wonder if they’re tending bee larvae? (and by the way, check out this amazing 1 minute time lapse of bee development released by National Geographic).
I was even brave enough to sneak in for a super-close up.
For perspective, here’s a long shot of the ledge under which the bees can be found (the arrow shows hive position).