G. Holt sent me a video showing the lifecycle of bees. If you would like to watch go to
I have not been a good bee keeper this year. I failed to prioritize enough time during the main part of the season to keep my bees healthy, happy and productive. My sorry excuses for not finding time to take care of my bees are immaterial – they did Not benefit from benign neglect – I lost several hives, and failed to meet my previously set goals for this year.
Nonetheless, despite my slacking, lessons were learned.
Honey Bees require care in our area/climate – they simply are not self sufficient wild creatures that can care for their selves for long periods of time any more. At least not in any way that is going to be profitable (or even respectable) for a beekeeper.