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Bee love: sealed with a propolis kiss

The message seems clear: “Thank you for taking such good care of us!” Debbie Fyda, a beekeeper in Ohio, received this adorable message of bee love from one of her colonies.

She writes, “I opened the one hive and the bees were propolizing the double screen and this is what they did! Pretty neat! I guess it’s official; their fall—our summer—is almost over when they start propolizing the top of the hive closed.”

I thought it was a great photo because even the colors are right for a valentine.

Thanks, Debbie! Good catch.

Bee love: Bees accumulate a lot of propolis in the warm days of summer when the plant resins are soft enough to be worked. Once the temperature drops, the resins turn brittle.
Bees accumulate propolis in the warm days of summer when the plant resins are soft enough to be worked. Once the temperature drops, the resins turn brittle. © Debbie Fyda.

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Glen Buschmann
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Debbie F,

If you can teach your bees to put a signature on their work, you can have a great new income producer! Wonderful piece of “art”.

Debbie
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Yes, I am going to frame it and display it in my home.

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