Did you know that...

  • ...about 90 U.S. crops depend on bees for pollination?
  • ...many hives are trucked from region to region for pollination purposes?
  • ...honeybee health is threatened by, among other things, mites?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Speaking of Saddle Bags...

Galápagos interlude 1
Originally uploaded by Max xx
Here's another great shot of some of our pollen-laden friends getting ready to enter the hive with their offerings.

For those interested, any time you see this activity occurring, it's a sure bet that there is an egg laying queen inside. And that's a very good thing!

The healthy queen bee lays about 1500 eggs every 24 hours.

Signing off,

Bees Keeper

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