|Daylily Hive with skunk guard|
If bees are sensitive to the smell of skunks, however, that would have been a problem, because that's been how we've known we've had so many skunks. (The carport still stinks from the one that was making a home under a cabinet stored out there.)
I think the real problem was the long period of upper 90s this summer with no rain. I told you how the garden stopped producing and went into survival mode. That meant very little was blooming. I had been keeping an eye on progress in the hive and knew they weren't building a lot of comb. After the fact I realize they weren't building because they were consuming their stores. If I'd been smart or had the experience to realize what was going on, I would have fed them.
In other bee news I never did catch anything in my bait hive.
|Honeysuckle as a bait hive remains empty.|
I wasn't really counting on that so I wasn't disappointed. More disappointed about Daylily. I hate learning things the hard way.
Not a Good Bee Mom © September 2016