Garden Center Hours: Mon-Sat 9am - 5:30pm • Sun 10am - 5:30pm

Bees In Action At Gill’s!


Because we have a lot of flowers and reservoirs of water at Gill’s, we also have a wonderfully large population of butterflies, dragonflies and bees.

This past 4th of July, I walked into our accounting office and found 8 bees buzzing around our ceiling fluorescent lights. I had never seen so many bees in our office and honestly, wasn’t quite sure what to do. Our buyer, Debbie walked in and immediately had the solution. She directed me to turn off all the lights & close the doors to get the room as dark as possible. Then we opened a window that had good natural light coming from outdoors and the bees, within seconds, began filing out through the window one by one.

I was so happy and amazed at how smart they were. Another example of the WONDERS OF NATURE!!


Reader Interactions


  1. James says

    Sorry Dimitri I am not the expert. You could probably find a local beekeeping organization where someone would have the expertise to ID a B

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Better than your average email.

The Gill Garden News

Sign up for the Gill Garden News, our weekly e-newsletter! Each Thursday at 6pm, you’ll receive the Garden News direct to your inbox, packed with a weekly gardening blog, garden tips, weekly in-store specials, updates about events, and lots more.