Smederevo

About an hour southeast of Belgrade, Serbia, is a small city called Smederevo. There is an amazing fortress there, and we spent a day there recently, exploring the fortress. It was built in the 15th century.

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Swallows and pigeons have taken to nesting in the fortress walls.

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Apparently, so have some honey bees. As we were exploring the fortress, we heard that all too familiar buzz of bees coming and going from their hive on a warm day.

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Upon further searching, we found their entrance on the outside of the fortress wall, about 40 feet up in the air!

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We couldn’t clearly see their entrance, but it was obvious that the bees had taken up residence at the long abandoned fortress.