A honeybee crisscrossed my windshield as I left Sonic today. It reminded me of a bee encounter several days ago.
As usual, I had the porch door propped open to allow the dogs to go in and out. That way I just need to open the sliding glass door to let them in the house. Sometime after noon, I noticed I had three honeybees bumping the windows. Not wanting to kill them, I took a small tupperware lid with a little raw honey and enticed them on the lid so I could carry them out. Then I found two more in my bedroom and brought them out the same way.
Then two more showed up in the porch. (Or was it three?). Another lid and I was soon attracting more bees. The porch door was then shut. More bees showed up to join the honey feast.
The next day I was a bit smarter and when several bees were back bumping the windows in the porch, I just captured them in a wide-mouthed container and let them go. I didn’t want them communicating to their hive buddies about the human who puts out honey. The porch door was again closed.
I haven’t seen any lately and the porch door has been open. The temperature has been consistently the same for the past week — warm. I’ve never had bees come in the porch — butterflies, crickets, june bugs, wasps, mud daubers, etc. yes — not honeybees. I do love when they visit my blooming pear cactus and the silverado sage. I would prefer they not move in — this is a single family home.