Friday, May 22, 2015

Welcome home


 Hello, welcome to the hives. They are full of busy bees, doing what they do best; keeping busy as bees.  Observing these insects for just a few days, I am intrigued, impressed, and truly in love.
 Meet Susan, Meredith, Lily, Rose, Charlotte, Wendy, Lucy, Violet, Ruth, Lorraine, Iona, etc.  All girls? Yep. Worker bees are female

 Where are the boys? Male bees are called drones and their only function is to fertilize the queen. Drones make up a very small percentage of the total colony. In the Autumn, the drones are expelled from the hive by the worker bees. Poor guys,



5 comments:

  1. Fascinating indeed! I am so thrilled for you all that you are keeping bees! I really think this is just awesome! Keep us posted on how the bees are doing!!! Happy gardening!! Nicole xo

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    1. It's been such an interesting experience. Its hard to know how to care for bees - it's not like a domesticated animal. ya know!

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  2. Wow, this is so interesting. Thank you for the post.
    Meredith

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    1. I will keep you posted on our progress.

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  3. Another lovely post about how you do care about bees. I think it is really hard job but also can see that you doing it with love. Wishing you a lovely Thursday! Liuba x

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