Nice queen, where did she come from?
She came from our local supplier Triad Bee Supply. They get them from a place in Georgia. So she has a thick southern buzz.
Unusual hot weather for April in South Australia 3 days over 35C. Bees in Hakea laurina on next street over from hive location. Just a short hop for a feast.
Video of same Hakea
I love the first picture
“Let me out! “
Wow! That flower is beautiful and the bees look like pole vaulters squeezing in to the postal of the flower. Thanks for sharing!
The grevillea I planted in the apiary is now providing both a beautiful display and food for the bees.
WOW and the flower is amazing!
(Body seems unclear, is it a complete sentence?) What the heck does that mean?
A great photo @Dan2, grevillea is so often overlooked as a favorite of the bees. That photo should be in a book.
None of these are my photos, and none of them are Apis mellifera, but they are all gorgeous to my eye:
This is a picture from my “pollinator patch”. The bee is on purple tansy that just started to flower out.
That is a great photo Tim and well focused on the bee.
Have been busy and haven’t checked in for awhile. My bees swarmed (I caught them) and now I have two hives. I inspected yesterday to find two beautiful queens and thought I would share their pic.