Here is one of the bee hives that we robbed for the spring. We had a few die last year plus we had one hive swarm about 2 times. One good thing though we were able to make 5 more hives since they were busy making queen cells.
Here is one rose bush that the bees can visit. It is huge! The fragrance is divine, but alas, it only blooms in the spring although the blossoms are there for a good month or so.