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.

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