Welcome - Explore my Blog

I've been keeping this blog for all of my beekeeping years and I am beginning my 16th year of beekeeping in April 2021. Now there are more than 1300 posts on this blog. Please use the search bar below to search the blog for other posts on a subject in which you are interested. You can also click on the "label" at the end of a post and all posts with that label will show up. At the very bottom of this page is a list of all the labels I've used.

Even if you find one post on the subject, I've posted a lot on basic beekeeping skills like installing bees, harvesting honey, inspecting the hive, etc. so be sure to search for more once you've found a topic of interest to you. And watch the useful videos and slide shows on the sidebar. All of them have captions. Please share posts of interest via Facebook, Pinterest, etc.

I began this blog to chronicle my beekeeping experiences. I have read lots of beekeeping books, but nothing takes the place of either hands-on experience with an experienced beekeeper or good pictures of the process. I want people to have a clearer picture of what to expect in their beekeeping so I post pictures and write about my beekeeping saga here. Along the way, I've passed a number of certification levels and am now a
Master Beekeeper Enjoy with me as I learn and grow as a beekeeper.

Need help with an Atlanta area swarm? Visit Found a Swarm? Call a Beekeeper. (678) 597-8443

Want to Pin this post?

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Birds and the Bees

In the circle of life, everything in nature is part of a great life/death cycle. During warmer days (of which we have had many in Atlanta) the bees clean out the hives and leave the dead bodies on the ground a short distance from the hive. By having my hives on the deck, I can see the collection of bodies. To see them better, click on the picture above to enlarge it.

A wren has a feast on my deck, eating the bee bodies. I tried and tried to get her picture while she was out on the deck, but my camera against the glass of the door always startled her. She ran to safety under one of the hives. If you look closely (or click to enlarge) the picture above, you can see her. She is to the right of the space beneath the hive and her little eye is glistening. She enjoyed the dead bees to her fullest!
Posted by Picasa

No comments:

Post a Comment

Pin this post


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...