Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Friday, December 17, 2010

not sweet at all!

Too much of a good thing is not good at all: we love bees here at Maho and the Virgin Islands, but lately they've just been far too active!

For years we've had an old tree in D-section with a perfect hollow in just the right spot for a bee hive to thrive. Some years there are just a few that call it home, but this year the colony has been very strong and very active, growing their numbers considerably. Unfortunately we have a few tents in the area, and when these bees swarm and buzz about the area it can be a little intimidating.

The good news is that we've had Rupert the "Bee Man" come out and "talk" the queen bee into a wooden hive box, with the others slowly following their leader. This has been working, and once all have found the new home we'll have to fill-in the hollow.

The sweet ending? Rupert was sure to pass around the honeycomb from the tree hollow, and boy was it delicious!

Pictured is a close-up of the bee box just under the boardwalk, as well as the tree which has a "honeybee hive in tree" sign posted.

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