November 15th, 2011
A New Location for the Honeybees
Posted by F&S
With winter approaching, Martha and Carlos decided that the bee hives should be moved to a different location, where they would be protected from the harsh winter winds and where they would receive sunlight throughout most of the day. After driving around, they decided that the stable parking lot was just the right place.
1 Look, Franny. This is where Uncle Carlos moved the honeybee hives. Let's go say hello and see how they are adjusting!
2 Hello bees! Francesca and I want to know how your hives are doing! We know that winter is a very rough time for bees. There are many factors that can cause a hive to fail in the winter, such as starvation, disease, and wet hives.
3 Ah, there's a lot more direct sunlight over here which will provide more warmth for the bees during the winter, and help to dry out the hives in the event of rain or snow. That's definitely going to help!
4 Come on, Sharkey! Let's go to the site of their old home by the chicken coop to make sure there aren't any lost bees!
5 This used to be an ideal spot for the bees as it is right next to the cutting garden, but there are no flowers left for the bees. Bees convert nectar into honey and use it as food in the winter.
6 Hey bees! Sharkey and I are here to tell you that you don't live here anymore! Your hives are by the stable now!
7 Hey chickens! Would you mind doing us a favor? The bee hives have been moved, but some of the bees seem to be confused and are still coming back here!
8 It would be so kind of you ladies to tell any stray bees that the hives are now located by the stable.
9 It is true that drones have a life expectancy of 90 days and are often kicked out of the hive in the autumn to conserve food for the winter, but we want to prevent that from happening if we can!
10 Don't worry, chickens and roosters. We'll make sure you're taken care of in the winter, as well. The guys always make sure you're warm enough with heat lamps and all!
11 Franny, I feel like we've done our part to help our friends, the honeybees. Let's see what else we can do around the farm today!
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