A STICKY BUSINESS
The bees in Bottom Hive are serious propolisers. Propolis, is of course, the “glue” bees produce to coat and seal their hives. It’s thought to be antimicrobial. So perhaps the habit these bees have of copiously applying propolis everywhere will protect them from infection. Perhaps this is an early indicator that this hive will be healthier as time goes on. Or perhaps not. We just don’t know. But for now what we can say is “Yikes, are these frames stuck together!” I can see I’ll need to do finger push-ups this summer to strengthen my digits.