A big thanks to Jeff from DC Honeybees for coming out on a COLD winter day to install our 5 new hives!
Our honeybees will arrive the first weeks of April (have you ever thought about how bees are shipped?) and I hope to have some nectar-rich flowers ready for their arrival.
I recognize more and more that our bees are not only important for the pollination they will provide for my vegetables or their delicious honey, but we are making a statement against the use of pesticides and in support of the bees. The consequences of Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder have yet to be realized and I worry about all the ways we are making the environment unsuitable for pollinators. Think about installing a hive on your roof or in your backyard and help support the bees!
To read more on Colony Collapse Disorder, see the USDA briefings HERE