Strange times. And to add to the current state of events is the arrival of a new ominous pest we must worry about, known by the fear-inducing nickname, the “murder hornet.”
In actuality, they are not new, just new to the United States.
Spring has sprung, and so have the honeybees. This time of year is known as swarm season. All winter bees have been in their hives existing from the honey they produced before winter.
Come early spring, the queen bee has been busy laying larvae that will become the workers and drones of the colony. Soon she will have produced so many new bees that the hive becomes too large to manage. When the hive gets too big the bees no longer smell the original queen and thinking she is dead they create a new one.
The adage is true: summer bodies are made in the winter. If you are like many Americans after the new year, you might be trying to eat healthily and watch your weight this season. One way to achieve this goal is to eat natural foods over man-made or artificial products.