The Buzz is...
We have BEES!
Lots of BEEZ!
On one end of the ranch there's a large colony
and on the other, yet a larger bunch.
They've come from California with banjos on their knees and they are staying for our golden sweet clover. It's a "clover year" here. Not every year is. Sweet clover is a biennial and so it usually only comes up every other year, depending on the weather conditions. This year it's growing everywhere and it's as high as the pick-up -- doors so far. There will be plenty of pollen and nectar for the bees to harvest -- miles and miles and acres and acres of it. Every ranch in the country has several boxes on it. The bee keepers had intended to put some of these bees in another area, but they were drouthed out and had nothing for the bees to live on so they put them on our place. Our share in the project will come in honey, and I dare say we'll have more honey than we know what to do with. We've never had bees here before so it's exciting to us.