|Mud dauber organ pipe nest|
This week something has changed. I've noticed many honey bees outside hanging around my house. I've also noticed the pain-in-the neck carpenter bees making holes in the house right by the front door. They're so big and clumsy, they bump into humans who happen to walk nearby. And if a big loud carpenter bee bumps into me, I run away screaming. But the sweet little honey bees were just buzzing around, not being obnoxious at all. And we've caught and released THREE honey bees from inside our house. What's up with the honey bees getting inside our house?
Here's a photo of a honey bee which was inside our house. All the honey bees I've seen this week are very calm, they almost act sleepy. I especially liked to look at his little feet. I thought it was odd that he didn't have any yellow on him. This is a honey bee, isn't it? Randy joked with me and told me that maybe a colony of honey bees moved into the walls of our house over the winter and now they are waking up. Horrific images of a swarm of bees inside my house fill my head, but I attempted to get over my fear and told him we better have our honey bee homes built and ready to go then!
|One of our honey bees|