Learning about Beekeeping

hanging out


This pic is a bit blurry, but it captures the moment. These bees are connected to each other by their legs, forming a chain that bridges the gap between the two frames. This was after I had completed the inspection and was putting the frames back into their proper places, I noticed the gap at the end had a pile of bees forming chains. I’m not exactly sure why they did this, but I suspect it has a lot to do with the large gap that was left with the frame missing.

If you squint a bit you can also see the bit of wax that are leftovers from the scraping I did last week. The bees have completely cleaned it of any residual honey.

Beekeeping definitely not a monotonous hobby – there’s something new to see every time I open the hive.
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2 Responses to hanging out

  • I love your new hobby!! Bees are so amazing. Have you read The Secret Life of Bees yet? You would love it.
    Have fun with your new buddies.

    Debbie

  • Thanks Debbie! I haven't been able to find time to search out the book yet – maybe in the winter! It does sound like a good one.

    Sarah