Hey. I not only talk to them, I have my hives named, all girl names naturally.
I Have, Amie, Bessie, Carol, Donna, & Effie.there names are painted on the bottom boards.
That way when I tell my wife, " Bessie was hot today, or Carol needed Syrup " she knows which one's I'm talking about.
Silly I know, but I'm an old man, and I'll do what I like !