My friends and I went to the mountains for the Memorial Day weekend. We walked a trail on the Hambidge property (it covers 600 acres) and visited the Hambidge Center Gallery. My dog Hannah swam in the N Georgia creek on the trail!
The sculptor had put sculpted busts into the beehive and let the bees have their way with them!
My friends put me with one of the hives for a photo:
While in Rabun county, I drove to the garden to check on my hive there. To my shock as I drove up, I could see that the top of the hive was upturned on the ground. The hive had the inner cover slightly askew. I ran over to the hive. One of the gardeners said he thought the wind had blown the top off.
There is a surround box on top of the inner cover with a Rapid Feeder inside it on that hive. As a result the top cover isn't propolized as it would be if it were directly on top of the inner cover.
I checked on the hive which didn't need a new box, but I gave them a new box anyway since I may not be up there for another month and the blackberry is in voluminous bloom right now in that county. I don't understand why the bees don't do really well in that location, but they don't seem to.
I left the hive with a brick on top of the top cover.