1. Malka's hive died sometime last week, alas, she was elderly and maybe the new queen didn't make it home from her mating flight.
2. Rachael's hive is fine and Iris and I insulated it for winter tonight.
3. No matter how pleased one is to see them and how helpful one feels insulation would be, beehives don't want hugs.
4. This outfit ...
It is very practical for keeping the underarm bee sting cool, and I rather like the look of it, but I haven't thought of any other occasions it'll be useful for.