apismellifera Photos & Videos

1 hour ago

This weekend I had the opportunity to observe a bee hive relocation as the photographer/videographer. . . . #bee #bees #honeybee #honeybees #apismellifera #apiary #apis #beekeeping #backyardbeekeeping #beekeeper #savethebees #beehunters . 1. Old hive in fallen tree. 2. Suiting up. 3. Your photographer/videographer. 4. Vacuuming the bees. 5. The new hive that the bees were vacuumed to. 6. Banding old comb for the new hive. 7. Banding honeycomb. 8. Banding brood comb. 9. New hive with bees at new location. 10. Longer videos I took of the process are on YouTube.

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4 hours ago

This is truly one of the most beautiful sights I've had all summer - after starting the season with 3 hives, I've watched 2 collapse from the poison nearby farmers are spraying.. I cannot wait to get my bees up North, where there are plenty of wildflowers, and nobody near me sprays poison!!!! #beekeeper #apismellifera #nomorepesticides #allnatural #beek #livegently

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5 hours ago

Goofball

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5 hours ago

Look at that green patch of color on the #coneflower. I catch some beautiful green #grasshooper on it, and didn't even realize it at first. 🦗 #hooray And of course you can spot a working #bee on white #echiancea too, if you swipe left. There's no world without #bees anyway. . #flowers #blooming #summervibes #summer #instaflowers #pinkflowers #whiteflowers #coneflowers #insect #nature #photography #naturephotography #igslovenia #flowerphotography #flowersofinstagram #instagood #goodlife #blumen #pink #visitlendava #Lendava #honeybee #apismellifera

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9 hours ago

Every hive has a story. Last week we did a bee hive cut from the same house in Pacific Paradise that we removed a hive from late last year. 🐝 This hive had only been there for a month or so but when we opened it up the population was very low and there was no brood or eggs to be found. This hive was almost certainly to source of the swarm we caught and wrote about in our previous post. 🐝 The comb had half a dozen used queen cells so we knew the challenge this time was try to find a virgin or freshly mated queen. These queens are usually smaller and harder to differentiate from the other worker bees. 🐝 After all of the comb had been removed and just about every last bee had been vacuumed the queen came crawling out from behind the insulation foil. 🐝 Because this hive has only been established for a very short period this was a really straight forward removal. If you want to compare this to a 4year old hive, check out recent posts by @jpthebeeman to see a monster removal. If you have a feral hive, the quicker you act to remove it, the smaller the repairs required afterwards.

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17 hours ago

#sundayshare from @bbc 😍 How do people wear bees without getting stung!? The queens pheromone is quite the strong scent! Somewhere on “the bee man” is a caged queen and bees that have generally been fed a lot of sugar water a few hours earlier. As the caged queen’s pheromone moves onto the man, the bees follow to make sure to stay with their queen! The sugar water makes the bees fat and happy so they’re less likely to sting. When you’re read for the bees to be off, the Queen is placed back in the hive and the bees over a period of time will move back into the hive with her!!! @sarahsangs this Sunday share tonight is for you!❤️🤗 . . . #beekeeper #permaculture #farmlife #beekeeping #honeybee #savethebees #whatintheworld #amazing #picoftheday #bbc #natureisamazing #unbeelievable #beedowntown #apiculture #apismellifera #london 🇬🇧 #nature_prefection #buzz #🐝 #farmerlife #apicultura #abejas #miel #mothernature #stem #scienceiscool

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20 hours ago

Making lemonade out of lemons: since the top bar hive is empty now I made some improvements to its design. First I reinforced the lid, and insulated the open space in the lid with straw. Then I added hinges to the lid, so I don't have to lift it off anymore! Been meaning to do this for a long time, and since the lid is reinforced now, I know it isn't going to break itself. Lastly I started making a new top bar hive with scrap wood from an old chicken coop that I tore down this morning. Using recommended designs from Bush Bees with measurements that will make it able to swap bars with my other top bar hive. Been a productive day! I'm wiped out. #fluffybuttbrewery #fluffybutthomestead #fbb #beehive #apiary #beekeeping #topbarhive #langstrothhive #foundationlessframes #naturalbeekeeping #honeybees #bees #topbar #apiculture #honeybee #beekeeper #apismellifera

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23 hours ago

This female honey bee is squeezing the last of her honey from the wax in my fingers. Honey bees are the most abundant pollinator and responsible for 90% of global food production. Tragically their numbers are falling at an alarming rate and unfortunately for them I’m only one man. The team at #fryldlife are ecstatic to reveal that we have bees! They’re all moved into the hive and Queen Elizabeth III is laying. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Morgan’s for housing our ~7000 bees. #honeybee #apismellifera #allheroswearbeesuits #yourewelcome #apiary #QE3 #beementortim #ebka #bbka #fryldlife #wildlife #nature #naturalworld #earthcapture #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #beautiful #dontjustlook #insect

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1 day ago

An unfortunate reality with beekeeping is sometimes you just have bad luck. For some reason (or compounded reasons) the bees I installed in this hive last weekend absconded. Absconding is when the bees decide to move out to find someplace else to live. So there are a few workers still in this hive, probably the girls that were out foraging when the queen left with the rest of the hive. Other than them, it's empty. Definitely a bummer. But I still have the swarm that @farmerhunsberger caught for me. So not all is lost! #fluffybuttbrewery #fluffybutthomestead #fbb #beehive #apiary #beekeeping #topbarhive #langstrothhive #foundationlessframes #naturalbeekeeping #honeybees #bees #topbar #apiculture #swarm #swarmremoval #honeybee #beekeeper #apismellifera #absconding #abscond #mybeesranaway

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Bearding, bees gathering outside the hive, is a sign of a healthy and thriving colony. Bees produce heat and in the summer with high temps and humidity, the inside of the hive gets very hot. So, like many a southern belle, worker bees sit on the veranda on summer evenings to keep cool. . . #apismellifera #bearding #honeymakers #apiary #beekeeping

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1 day ago

Getting some more honey bee hex necklaces made for our next market!

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1 day ago

Drone honey bee. The stinger is part of the female reproductive system so this male honey bee can't sting me. It looks like the main nectar flow is over so this chap may have been kicked out of the hive by the female worker bees as drones are no longer required and would be a drain on the honey the colonies need through the winter. The drones role is to mate with queen bees, when they start to appear in April it is a sign that swarming season is fast approaching. #beekeeper #honeybee #drone #apismellifera #honey #sting #dronebee #swarming #nectarflow #kickedout #lonelybee #londonbees #pollinators #londonbees 🐝 #nature #nectar

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1 day ago

Drone honey bee. The stinger is part of the female reproductive system so this male honey bee can't sting me. It looks like the main nectar flow is over so this chap may have been kicked out of the hive by the female worker bees as drones are no longer required and would be a drain on the honey the colonies need through the winter. The drones role is to mate with queen bees, when they start to appear in April it is a sign that swarming season is fast approaching. #beekeeper #honeybee #drone #apismellifera #honey #sting #dronebee #swarming #nectarflow #kickedout #lonelybee #londonbees #pollinators #londonbees 🐝 #nature #nectar

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En honningbie suger nektar med sin rørlignende tunge og samler den i en spesiell mage. Pollen fra blomstene samles på bena som en gul klump, og brukes til næring (inneholder mye protein/ kullhydrater) til larver og bier.🐝🧡 A bee finds nectar and pollen. #bie #honningbier #europeiskhonningbie #årevinger #apismellifera #apis #apinae #apiformes #pollinering #honning #europeianhoneybee #honeybee #bees 🐝 #honey #pollen #pollination #bikuber #beehives #naturbilder #naturephotos

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Second Place Nature Projected Images - Intermediate The western honey bee (Apis mellifera) was one of the first domesticated insects, and is the primary species maintained by beekeepers for both its honey production and pollination activities. 📸Abby O'Rourke

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2 days ago

Die einzig wahre #echteKatzenminze #katzenminze #nepetacataria , schön wie eine Brennnessel und genauso begehrt. Nachdem ich den Kater letztes Frühjahr davon abhalten konnte, auch noch den Austrieb des allerletzten Exemplars zu Tode zu wälzen, ist sie jetzt wieder in mehrfacher Ausfertigung vorhanden. Zusammen mit allen denkbaren Lichtnelkenarten meine Lieblingsblume. Die blauen niedrigen Katzenminzen sind gute robuste Bodendecker, insektenfreundlich, aber für Katzen nicht der echte Stoff. Ein Grund, warum sich hier alles selbst aussamt , ist der, dass ich es nicht übers Herz bringe, etwas abzuschneiden, solange noch Insekten daran ernten. ................................................................... #anarchistischesgärtnern #darwinleben #nurdiehartenkommenindengarten #machtdochallewasihrwollt #jedersamtsichgefälligstselberaus #wennschmetterlingegärtnerndürften #staudengarten #naturgarten #blackboxgardening #perennials #wildbiene #anarchistischesgärtnern #darwinleben #nurdiehartenkommenindengarten #machtdochallewasihrwollt #jedersamtsichgefälligstselberaus #wennschmetterlingegärtnerndürften #staudengarten #naturgarten #blackboxgardening #perennials #wildbienen #fürdiekatz #honigbiene #apismellifera

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