Several months ago I posted about the bee colony living in a huge hackberry tree in my neighborhood. At the time I was excited about the amount of activity I was seeing; however, that activity was nothing compared to now. The mild weather this summer must have really benefitted our neighborhood honeybee colony. This comes as a huge relief since Colony Collapse Disorder places a veil of uncertainty over the longevity of any bee colony. Needless to say, it fills me with joy to walk by and see something like this. Keep on keepin' on, little guys! Pollinate the heck out of things! Live life to the max! If I could fist bump a honeybee with no ill effects (to either of us), I would.
You can barely make them out here, but we have some bees living in a giant hackberry tree down the street from us. J and I periodically like to walk by it to observe their activity, and I would say that today is the most active I've seen them in months. Apparently I'm not the only one who has emerged from their slothfulness with this 20 degree drop. It's glorious! And it's also encouraging to see these pollinators making their way in our paved, urban environment. Kudos, sweet things!