Tuesday, May 8, 2012

More Bees and Magglio

We installed 3 more bee hives last Sunday. This time we purchased established colonies that came with honey laden frames. And these bees are Russian--disease resistant and supposedly more aggressive. We forgot our Bassett Hound was tethered in the shade and noticed he was jumping and twitching-and covered with bees. Poor guy couldn't get the bees off until we held him down and brushed him off! He was traumatized and shaken--but no signs of stings. Later that afternoon he kept twitching his long Bassett ear and I examined it to look for a sting----and a bee fell out! It probably couldn't get out because of the long ear and was still alive. And no sting! Poor Magglio recieved lots of TLC all day!

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