A new queen bee was born today! We were in the farmhouse– the dining cottage where we meet once a day– for brunch and the orchard person came in and said the bees were swarming. Then they congregated in front of the farmhouse, then moved West, then to the back, and back East, in search of a new cavity with their new queen bee, who split them off from their old “tribe”. I’ve forever been intrigued by the ideas of home and group-belonging, so seeing these bees hustle to settle down had me awe-struck. Here are some pics by Christine.