Happy first day of Spring, B'gamers. Aside from the spring allergies which are brutal this year in my experience, our little burg's byways are looking very charming with all the budding and blossoming. The bee population is getting active too. Thanks to a sometime Voice blogger's mention on another site, I learned of a well-established honey bee hive located at the foot of a tree in front of 518 El Camino. Her purpose in alerting people was to let them know that honey bees aren't very aggressive biters, so all one needs to do is tread carefully in that area--not go after the hive with pesticides like someone apparently tried to do.
We have enough concerns about colony collapse disorder as it is without adding to the problem with amateurish tactics. Hives for the species that are not yellowjackets should be moved by a beekeeper and there are several actively working on the Peninsula. Here is the hive which someone thoughtfully surrounded with bricks to alert passersby.
That was the "before" picture and per Anne H.'s comment on this post here is the "after" picture. Fly high little guys!