I was running a stall on Saturday at the WCS Cream Teas. The host of the event got talking to me about her bees. At the end of the event she took me to a paulownia tree and in a crevice in the base of the tree a stream of honeybees could be seen.
This fascinated me because I have read that the honeybee’s native habitat was the forest but I had never seen honeybees live inside a tree for real. England has very little of its ancient woodland left and so gnarly old trees with a cavity inside them are uncommon and so seeing honeybees living inside a tree is a rarity. Chimneys are the nearest things honeybees get to native habitat where I live!
Today, honeybees and beekeepers have a symbiotic relationship; the beekeeper provides the home and the honeybees provide the honey.
Please also see my six-minute video. I go close-up on the bees half-way through. Please enjoy 🙂
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