I was fortunate enough to catch these bees hard at work getting ready for a cold weather front to hit our area. All that’s left this year is the top bar hive which I have affectionately referred to as the thrive hive. However, things have been challenging for it lately but the battle with Varroa Destructor and small hive beetles seems to have waned and the bees are frisky, protective and well stocked for the winter. Doing this extra work now will aid them and who out there beleives that the chamomile must add something nice for for the colony as well. If we humans enjoy it for its benefits so must the bees and they are probably smarter for it.