A few weeks back I was concerned about the collapse of the bee populations of the world. I wondered if I should start my own hives in the backyard. I know nothing about beekeeping so I delayed. Last week I noticed that the squirrels are not as prevalent as before. You know, those cute annoying little fellows who find their way onto the roof and then can't get down again. Those chaps. So I went to look at the hollow tree they usually live in. There I saw a thriving honey bee colony.