photo by Colin Francey Think it's hot in a bee suit? You bet!! We have a heat warning in effect, but that doesn't stop me from heading to the bee yard. Wearing a bee suit is like walking around in your own personal sauna. Although it is made of cotton, the material is woven tightly to keep stingers from passing through and therefore does not breath well. Last summer when working in the bee yard in over 33 degree Celsius weather I perspired so heavily that my clothes were comp
Yesterday local bee breeder, Debbie Anne Hutchings of Debbee's Bees in Portland, Ontario , received a devastating blow when her husband Clarence went out to their apiary to pick up bees she had boxed and ready to sell. “Where there should have been Seventeen nuc boxes of bees I found only one.” When Debbie went to the yard to look, she discovered thieves had made off with more than just the nuc boxes. Ten full bee hives had been stolen from the back of the yard. Police were c
What is a Sun Hive? A Sun Hive is more than just a bee hive, it is a gorgeous functional work of art designed by German sculptor, Guenther Mancke. These exquisite hives include an upper and lower hand woven, rye straw skep and a series of removable curving wooden arches artfully resting over a circular hole cut in a supporting board. The arches are covered by a beeswax-coated cloth to prevent the bees from attaching comb to the upper skep. The bees build comb down from each a
Welcome to my Bee Blog. I observe and photograph bees every day. I am excited to share everything I learn about, and from bees. I have photos and videos, tips, facts and fun information on this most amazing insect to show you!
Yours from the bee yard, Beth #beekeeping #bees #beeblog #beephotography