Our Florida cottage is on a canal leading to the St. Lucie River, which leads to the ocean. The homes in this area are a mix of modest and palatial. Ours is modest, and very comfortable. We like it very much. Hooray!
A couple of days after we moved in, a van pulled up outside, two men got out and began putting on hazmat suits! Holy cow! Then they started digging in the ground right outside my bedroom window....turns out they were after African bees! They told Dick that the bees like the water meter boxes, and the meter readers report in when they find them. The men removed large pieces of beeswax and but them in plastic bags. They looked like huge chunks to me, but the men told Dick that last week they found a hive that weighed 45 pounds!