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Sunday, April 01, 2007

Getting the Lay of the Bees' Land

At all three hives today around 4 PM in a light rain, the bees at all my hives were getting oriented. At Proteus the bees were flying fast and furiously, but my camera isn't fast enough to catch the action. You can see the shadows of a few of the fast flying bees.

At Mellona the action was even more frantic around 4:30 as the rain began to increase, but the babies still hadn't learned their lessons about where the hive is - so they flew more frantically for a few moments.

Even at Bermuda, orientation was happening, but I decided to take a hopeful picture of this hard-working forager bringing home the bacon to the baby bees - see the pollen in the pollen baskets on her legs?
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