Hi! This is Adriana, the beekeeper from South Mountain Bees.
I checked the bees yesterday, and everybody was healthy. One of the things we check for is if a hive is queen right; meaning: does the hive have a queen, and is she doing a good job? That doesn't mean finding the queen, which is not always an easy task. It means finding eggs, fresh larva, and good looking brood, and I am happy to report that everybody is queen right. We'll talk some other day on how we help a hive who needs a new queen. Stay tuned!
We were just talking about summer dearth in my previous post, and since we are about to hit a heat wave, and the nectar flow may stop, I thought it was a good time to give away plants that help provide food for pollinators when there's very little food available in the middle of the summer.
Therefore with each purchase for local pick up you will get a free plant! If you chose to have your order shipped, we will send you seeds to sow in the Fall (while supplies last, of course).
These plants are volunteers and seedlings that grew in our pesticide free garden. They include blue lobelia, shiso, lemon balm, catnip, peppermint, cone flowers, and more.
Don't miss your free plants!
Be safe, wear a mask!