I am back from my business trip to Southeast Florida. It is a beautiful place but I'm glad to live in the Pacific Northwest. ( Above :honeybee on thyme blossoms.)
For some reason they wouldn't let me take this big boy home on the plane. I think he would make a better watchdog then the ones we have. Not so great on early warning but a great deterrent to unwanted visitors.
I have finished harvesting honey from all three hives and you can see the difference in color between the new and old hives.
I was watching the honey bees work the thyme in the herb garden when a bald-faced hornet attacks, kills and eats one of the bees. I have killed three yellow jacket nests this year, maybe I should look for his nest also.