Hal and Patti’s Log Hives and Garden
May 15, 2013 by solarbeez
I just love standing on this bridge and seeing all the work Hal and Patti have done. It’s so beautiful.
Hal called me up last week to say he took some video of a bee swarm flying INTO his unoccupied bee log. I’m thinking “Well, that’s a first. Whenever I see a swarm, they are flying OUT of something…like a hive.” I had to see this. While I was there I shot some photos of all the work they have done. I draw inspiration every time I visit. It was here that I learned about sedum and what a wonderful bee loving flower that is. There is so much color here, so many flowers. It surely takes hard work and dedication to keep everything looking so good.
When I first saw all the bees sipping nectar on these sedum, I knew I wanted a bunch. It’s clear it’s nectar they are after…I didn’t see a speck of pollen in their pollen baskets. This photo was shot at Patti’s garden in September 2012
It didn’t take long for the bees to set up home. They swarmed INTO this log, April 18.
Patti’s gunnera is growing under the bridge
Hal and Patti on bridge, May 10, 2013
This video shows the swarm of bees moving INTO the vacated log hive. Hal explains what is going on as he shoots the video on his iPhone.
All this is natural comb, built in less than two months from when the bees swarmed INTO the log hive.
Hal’s first log hives
Hal talks about his log hive