Tag: #honey bees
Honey Bee Collecting
The friendly assault on our ivy continues with thousands of honey bees collecting nectar and pollen before winter. So far, I’ve only seen one monarch in the ivy–too many bees, I guess, or too few monarchs.
Honey Bees at Work
Honey bees have a strong focus when collecting nectar. I practically got in there with them on these shots.
Honey Bee Morning
This morning honey bees were in our yard. Hundreds were buzzing around the ivy, but a few were visiting a lemon tree and nearby rosemary. I enjoy seeing the bees and photographing them at work; a great way to start the day…for all concerned.
The Weight of a Honey Bee
A tenth of a gram–that’s that dull, scientific answer to “how much does the average honey bee weigh. The artistic response is “enough to stop a flower from moving in the wind.”
8 a.m., Off to Work
Yesterday, at 8 a.m. sharp, four honey bees emerged from their new hive–time to make their first visit to surrounding flowers and ivy. These are the most docile bees that we’ve had in our backyard since we started beekeeping five years ago.
Bees Conversing…And More!
Here’s a list of possible conversations that these two bees are having at the entrance to their hive…and only one is correct: “Who’s the guy with the camera?” “It’s a jungle out there.” “Quitting time.” “I don’t know, what do you want to do?” Number 3. Our bees call it a day between 4 and…
Side by Side…
While I’ve taken hundreds of honey bee shots, this is the only one I have showing two bees working side by side.
Natural team work is defined as side by side honey bees in a flower.
A Sacramento Bee…
Once in awhile I take photos of honey bees that are not from my hive. This particular bee is feasting on wildflowers in a Sacramento front yard. My guess is that it lives nearby in a makeshift hive wedged between a brick chimney and a wood roof.