Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day #254 Sheltered from the Rain

We had a driving rainstorm on Wednesday, and I could see clusters of bees hanging beneath the screen on the bottom of the hive, each bee attached by at least four legs to other bees above and below. I tried to get a picture of them (before it started to rain), but there were too many shadows.

I have to wonder, though, if the bees at the top end up with joint problems. After all, having a couple of hundred sisters hanging on HAS to add up to a lot of weight.

Add the 99% Georgia humidity to that equation, and I must give my honey bees a blue ribbon for strength and endurance.

BEEattitude for Day # 254:
       Blessed are those who lend a leg to their sisters, for they shall help to form a living sculpture.

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AggiePete said...

Those 'fuzzies' definitely have loving hearts - all for one and one for all. Never question who's on top or who's on bottom - they hang in there together. And thank the Lord for the rain! We are finally getting some relief here but the triple digit temps are around the corner.

Geri said...

Beautiful, heavenly rain... Oh My!

Fran Stewart said...

It's 11 p.m. as I write this, and the girls on the white hive are clustered around their front door-hole, forming a disk of bees about 6 inches in diameter. I have no idea whether they're hanging underneath the hive as well.