Hivelights - October 2021
Our fall weather has been lovely so far and the bees are using these last flyable days to forage from goldenrods, thistles or the few flowers that keen gardeners are keeping alive. On warmer days they are also collecting any available resin from conifers and shrubs to produce wonderful propolis. We have written often about propolis - the substance bees use to seal the hive and also sterilize it. But how do they actually make it? And why do we care?