Archive for July, 2012

Of Bees and Ants

A younger bee begging for nectar from an older bee – typical feeding behavior when workers return to the hive. Going into summer 2012 the bees were working hard, building new comb and filling it with pollen and nectar stores, making honey for the long winter here. It takes a single colony about 100lbs of […]

Inside the Hive–Summer 2012

Here’s a look inside the hive as it is expanding! You can see there are a lot more bees crowded onto the frames when we removed them, they were absolutely packed in the ‘busy’ areas where they were raising brood.
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