My first year with honeybees has been quite full. It was far more intense than I ever imagined.
One year ago we installed a colony of bees in our observation hive, and, as much as I enjoyed being able to watch them do their work on the other side of the plexiglass, watching children notice the bees for the first time, hearing their concerns and questions and seeing them adjust to the idea that these insects can and should coexist with us was just as educational.
I have just installed a new colony in the observation hive at CSTL. We will all watch and learn.