This week's Sunday Stills challenge is "Things with Wings"
This picture is from two summers ago. We had a bumper crop of honey bees, as we'd had a wonderful winter/spring full of much needed rain. I accidently stumbled upon their hive, while walking one day. It was in the hollow of a tree.
Since then, we've had two solid years of "exceptional" drought. That's the weather service's word, not mine. Last summer there were fewer bees and this summer they're virtually gone. I went back to the tree in early spring, and discovered that the hive not active. My hope is that they moved on to greener pastures. My fear is that they died.