NOTE: I bumped this thread today because it's bee season again in warmer areas, and want to make sure you are aware! I thought I would start this thread in GD because as it gets warmer people are going to start seeing bees around, and possibly swarms of honeybees. I am currently taking beekeeping classes and working with a beekeeping mentor. I am just starting out but if anyone has any questions please post them here and I will try to help or find out any answers from my beekeeper colleagues I know lots of people are afraid of bees, and I totally understand that. But bees are declining worldwide, and you can tell from my siggy that I am trying to do my little part to help We have a gardening for honeybees thread HERE in Home and Garden, and there is a link in signature with more information.