Two years now, we've been hearing about hive collapse and the loss of honey bee colonies. Yet during those two years, there have been plenty of honey bees around the Chemung River.
The two bees in these photos are typical of any visit in the summer here. I worry because my childhood included a beehive tended by my Dad.
If you look in the top right, you will see a jealous Ellie, waiting none too patiently for me to throw her toy into the River. She's not interested in bees, except when they sting her.