Well, saying the duck is gone reminded me of BB King's song "The Thrill is Gone". B.B. King was an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. He was considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues", and one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar". He just recently went to the great beyond.
But back to the duck - he just left. Who knows why - such a random thing anyway. The grass is always greener I guess.
Bees are busy and so am I - trying to keep ahead of the weeds and grass growing. I've started extracting honey. I'm a little early this year but missed last year completely. The supers were full and rather than buy more I just took off 22 full frames of honey - this is a work in progress and I hope to finish this weekend.