The Circle of Life April 11, 2013 by bbfadmin First opportunity to check on my bees after this long winter. General observation showed honeybees buzzing about the entrances of every hive but one–a hive where I’d combined two weak colonies before winter. Didn’t have high expectations that they’d survive, but was hopeful. I pulled out a frame, only to see a large hole in the wax. Hmmmm? Upon closer inspection, I found a mother field mouse with four still-pink, furless newborns. Life ends. Life begins.