Arabica Coffee is Self-Pollinating…I’m Not Sure These Visitors Know That…

Arriving at the estate this morning we were greeted by a swarm of about 40,000 honey bees.  Apparently these bees are in the middle of moving from their old home to a brand new one.  The honey bees take all the honey they can carry, along with 2/3 of their old hive, and a queen, and go searching for a new home.  By the end of the day today they will be gone into their new hive to start a brand new colony…hopefully they decide to stay close to our estate, because even though Arabica is self-pollinating, it definitely helps to have 40,000 bees buzzing around come flowering season.

Bees in Our Trees
The new colony, in search of their new home.

Published by kinghacoffee

Owner and Managing Director at Kingha Coffee, a small hold Arabica and Robusta coffee plantation in the mountains in southwestern Uganda.

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