🐝 Day Five.
The new hive seems happy and adjusting well, furiously collecting nectar and building comb. My first nibble on their handiwork put me in mind of tasting wine in Alsace: distinct flavors of flowers and earth.
As noted in the bee book, the pollen from the calendulas we planted to herald their arrival has made its way into their hive.
Magical and meditative, I’m completely enchanted by their arduous daily ballet; I actually put a chair close to the hive to peep.
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