Here there is heavy Snow at the moment! However, I did manage to take some photographs of Swiss Style bee hives earlier in the Summer. There are lots of them around this alpine area and they often look more like a large shed with coloured entry holes for the bees to get in and out of the shed-some have bright colours!
Additionally, this year I have had my first taste of German Honey too-very yummy and sweet! Our last landlords family were from Germany and often came to visit at weekends. They usually brought lots of jars of honey to sell-us living just upstairs brought quite a few of these : )