Hanging with the ladies on this glorious sunny Saturday. The recent cold spell hasn't held my honeybees back and four of my five colonies are pretty big already with lots of stores coming in.
It's a great time of year to mark last autumn's queens that weren't done at the end of the season whilst they're still easy to spot and the first photo shows the Crown of Thorns I use to trap the queen while I daub a small spot of special paint on her thorax. The queen is just out of shot here; I didn't attempt another as I got stung on the finger as soon as I'd taken the photo! 🙄
The last colony is number four; this is the biggest of the lot. I have given them a second super (honey box) but I'm worried about the number of bees on the outside of the hive. There's no sign of swarm preparation inside so this might be a great sign that it's just a big, healthy colony but I think I'll pop back tomorrow and add super number three.
I’ve been a photographer for the past 9 years and trust me... I know a good photo when I see one.
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Posted @withrepost • @jmad_images Honeybee in the Pink
Last easter/art show preview post with this super pink shot of a honeybee in flight. Found her foraging about on a salvia flower with a bed of pink petunias behind her that created one of the most vibrant backgrounds I’ve ever captured. Hard not to see this as anything but perfect for an easter theme. Looking forward to the event tonight, nervously excited and a bit wondering “what did I do??”😅 I’m proud of the work I’ve done and excited about how the prints turned out however, so no matter how it goes tonight I’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment. Hope to see a few of you there and if you celebrate Easter I wish you a happy one!
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Saskatraz queens. Bought some to breed with our stock. Have read they over-winter well, are mite resistant, gentle and good honey producers. Anyone have an opinion on them? Can you hear the one piping?
Part of the 400 odd beehives made for the the apiary project. We hope to harvest 1.2 tons of honey this season.
Its worthwhile knowing that most of the commercial honey available have a large quantitiy of honey blended, which is mass produced in China by bees that are fed sugared water.
Lot of the plants that have flowered & done with, are being baled with the grass for the paddock.
My closest ‘Wolf pack’ of friends will by now be too aware of how totally obsessed and demented I have been lately around the fate of The Notre Dame Bee 🐝 Apiary. How thrilled I am to know that the dear ‘charm’ of bees in the towers survived Fire, Water, Collapse.
I am sure they will now survive the rest of what’s to come as The Notre Dame resurrects again from The ashes of The Fire.
In my pursuit of discovery around those bees I find myself totally in awe of how The Parisians 🇫🇷 have gone after ensuring the survival of these extraordinary darlings in their own corner of our world.
Immense Apiaries thriving on top of so many of the most cherished and historic buildings across Paris. With so many dedicated ‘apiculteurs’ employed with the sole purpose of ensuring the well being of their bees. All quietly and discreetly honing their craft aloft the most revered buildings in the city. @beeopic . I picked up this greeting card yesterday as to me it encapsulates all I see as I watch the busy bees in my own corner of our world who quietly, with a gentle hummm go about their business of sustaining our planet... Happy Easter 🌼 (Card designed by illustrator Daniel Mackie) #bees#paris#apiary#notredame#apiculteur#danielmackiecards#theorielgallerycrickhowell#extinctionrebellion#saveourplanet#savethebees#notredamebees#beeopic 🐝 #france#andthen ❤️
Time to crack an egg of knowledge on yall. Photographic orientation: the black is considered to be the back, not the bottom, of the cell. In the back of the cell here, we have workers who's ovaries have developed the ability to lay eggs. How can I tell? More than one egg (those little white specks) in each cell. Those eggs are also infertile, making them male. Drones. They serve one purpose, but not a useful purpose (to beekeepers). Only the queen should be laying, but with her absence, no brood pheromone has caused this conundrum. It causes disharmony and that causes aggression. Time to kill the colony and start anew. Alas, I won't have to wait for the new colony to draw out comb, so it wasn't a total wash. Follow me for more knowledge nuggets!!! #beekeeping#beekeeper#honeybees#apiary#queenbee#honey#apismellifera#spring#swarm#gardening#backyardbeekeeper#backyardbeekeeping#garden
Sometimes I swear the bees choose some really wonky places, just to see what we would do about it. It's as if they really want to know how dedicated we are to our craft. Where any normal person would say no to this, I love that my wranglers don't balk at a 2nd story, 2 foot workspace
I screen easily 30-50 calls a day. I hear this all the time from our clients. Our "competitors" will come "try and save the bees," followed shortly by "oh sorry they are Africanized," "they can't be saved there," or my favorite "that just can't be done," and end up murdering the bees because they'd rather get paid $200 for 15 minutes of work. Utter hogwash. This whole profile is evidence to the contrary. All done by hand, zero vacuums.
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Сегодня пришла к выводу, что я наслаждаюсь работой с пчёлами. Да, это с одной стороны опасно, у кого аллергия, ну и, не всегда приятно ходить с опухшими руками. Не боюсь ни того, ни другого.
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