This is more of a garden update than a bee update but does contain info on the girls.
We were out of town for seven days and it was in the 90s everyday and never did it rain a drop. This is the result and what we found when we returned home. The blue berry bushes in pots on the deck are gone. We have enjoyed them for several years. Last summer was hard on them and it looks like this summer did them in.
The honey bees found a new source of water since we were gone and did not fill the bird feeder every day. They finally discovered the lily pad in the fish pond are a good place to get water.
The basil surprised me and I wonder if someone watered this pot. it was not even wilted.
The fish pond was a little low on water but everyone survived, including the plants.
But they left some for us.