Honeybees, A Closer Inspection

Travis did some cleaning out in the hive a couple of weeks ago and I snapped about a hundred photos.  Here are some of my favorites.  June 1, 2013 039

 

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That really is all he wears when he goes in the hive.  Our bees are super docile, which is fantastic.  Near the end of his cleaning, probably a good 45 minutes in they started to get a bit aggressive so he put a net on his head but no stings!  Not a sting yet from this hive.

 

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These guys have a real like for cross combing and unfortunately while trying to fix it up we lost some of the brood.  Pretty sad.

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We still haven’t done a real honey harvest, just a teaspoon or two to taste but I really look forward to the day we have a few jars in the pantry.  We did save all the wax from the cross combing we took out.  I need to clean it a few more times and then it’s going into some lip balms and lotion.

2 thoughts on “Honeybees, A Closer Inspection

    1. handmadetherapy@gmail.com Post author

      Hi! We don’t put hives into other peoples yards. We just have the one hive in our own backyard. Thanks!

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