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Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Under Cover

The rest of this week I'll be showing pictures from a sunny snowy Sunday walk in the countryside.

 Have a guess what this is! (answer below)

Hard to believe that in a few months the inhabitants of these little houses will be busy buzzing about among the flowers again.

Why Do Bees Make Honey?

Honeybees are special in that they over winter as a colony unlike wasps and bumblebees. The colony does not hibernate but stays active and clusters together to stay warm. This requires a lot of food stored from the summer before. Although a hive only needs 20-30 lb of honey to survive an average winter, the bees are capable, if given the space of collecting much more. This is what the beekeeper wants them to do. Bees have been producing honey the same way for over one hundred and fifty million years.

Quote from http://www.britishbee.org.uk/faq.php


Sandra said...

these are the cutest little bee hives i have ever seen. our bees must be asleep for the winter, we usualy have them year round in florida, but not this year. beautiful shot

DawnTreader said...

The beehives seem smaller than they really are because they are half buried in snow!

GB said...

Beehives are very prominent all over NZ. I love bees (and detest wasps). I was in the beekeeping society at school. However I had no idea that bees had been at work for so long.


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Over-the-Top Award from NPT @ The Nature..., 3 November 2009.
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'Blog of the Week' from Brett @ 365 to 42, 9 November 2009.

From Scriptor Senex @ Rambles From My Chair, 22 November 2009

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