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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Small hive beetle making friends with the bees

I was looking through my library of pictures from the bee hives when I found this picture of the small hive beetle cozying up to a bee drinking honey. Amazing! This is a cropped close-up of a much larger view of a frame of honey at the end of the season.

The SHB looks kind of cute in this picture, but I squash them on the inner cover when I see them and celebrate when I find their drowned bodies in the apple cider vinegar in the Hood trap in my hives. Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:08 PM

    I love this picture. It's fun to see close-up shots of bees communing with beetles. I enjoy the blog ... - Becky, fan of Linda T's Bees in Western Maryland


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