One of our very own honey bees at work!
Bees play an important role here on the ranch and the world beyond. We maintain several hives under the large oak trees on our property. They help pollenate the area wildflowers and crops as well as our own fruit trees and vegetable plants. Aside from the "Mean Green" hive, most of the hives are not aggressive. We check hives weekly and harvest some, but not all, honey in the early summer. We add new hives yearly and plan on setting up colonies at nearby ranches in the very near future.