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?

Monday, May 5, 2008


bee swarm
Originally uploaded by truan
These gals obviously picked a nice warm day to pull up stakes and head for parts unknown.

Really, the most fascinating part of a honeybee swarm is the part just before this stage. Bees literally FILL the air as they wait for the queen to land somewhere. Then they all cluster like this to wait while their scouts find a new place for them to live.

Signing off,

Bees Keeper

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