As for the weather, this is Cincinnati where our weather is very seldom, if ever, predicted correctly. Rain did not come until much later yesterday and rather than "spotty showers" we had "15-minute-omgbbq-look-at-that-hail" storming. I have to admit though, it was pretty cool seeing sideways rain on the river. Today it has been cloudy off and on, but our temperature has stayed pleasant. After another late morning the ladies decided to get up and go to work. I'm beginning to think more and more that they just like sleeping in (really, who doesn't?)
I'm happy to see that the bees seem to be very pleased with a clover patch in the back of the yard. I like watching them work as they are so busy, busy, busy. While I still haven't seen a bee with pollen on its legs, that is high up on my "to find" on my list.
Finally, I learned that the smoker doesn't require that much fuel. Actually, it only requires a very small pinch of fuel to produce a good amount of long lasting smoke. While I might think it's hysterical, quizzical looks from the neighbors suggesting that I may be lighting my patio set on fire are not. So note to self, less fuel next time.
|Busy working the clover patch.|
|I wonder if they ever get dizzy?|
|You lookin' at me???|
|A completely clean queen cage (sorry for the low quality cell phone picture)|