This week we had hundreds of bees in our front yard.The bees like flowers in our garden.But this was too much.
Doug has attracted about 30 hummingbirds to our 4 acres. He has hummingbird feeders scattered throughout the property. Most of the time a hummingbird will guard what he considers his feeder.
But when I went outside on Thursday, the feeder outside of our door had at least 100 bees around it. The next few days we had bees all over the place. We have gotten used to some bees flying around the flowers in the garden.
But these bees were different story. When we went outside, the bees flew around us. There were bees everywhere.
I ended up hunting for something to make a beekeepers outfit. It was the funniest looking outfit I’ve ever had. My temporary protection worked after a fashion. The bees still circled me, but I didn’t get stung. It was scary.
Doug used the temporary outfits so he could try tracking the bees to their hive. When he came back in, he searched on the internet to see if he could find a solution to our problem. We planned to make traps for the bees, as well as figuring out a way to hunt for their hive.
This morning when we went out, they were all gone! What made the difference, we probably will never know. What a relief to be able to go out into our garden without fear of being dive bombed by bees. There are still a few bees checking out the flowers, but they’re not checking us out.