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Posts Tagged: Italian bees

Golden Moments

Golden Bee

Don't know if silence is GOLDEN, but Italian honey bees definitely are.Early morning Saturday, I watched a bee the color of liquid gold nectaring the lavender in our yard.A golden opportunity to capture her brilliance. She won't live long. Field bees...

Golden Bee
Golden Bee

ITALIAN HONEY BEE forages for nectar on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nectaring on Lavender
Nectaring on Lavender

EARLY MORNING SUN warms a honey bee as she nectars on lavender. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 7, 2009 at 5:11 PM

Gone Fishin'

Carniolan

It's not just two-legged humans that take a dip in the pool. So do six-legged honey bees searching for water. When temperatures soar, honey bees scramble to collect water for their colony. They release droplets of water in the hive as their...

Carniolan
Carniolan

CARNIOLAN HONEY BEE, a dark bee, is drenched from falling into a swimming pool. She is magnum black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Recuperating
Recuperating

RECUPERATING from an unwanted dip in a swimming pool, this Carniolan honey bee is just about ready to take flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Italian bee
Italian bee

THIS ITALIAN BEE rests after a near fatal dip in a swimming pool while she was trying to collect water for her hive. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Up and Over
Up and Over

UP AND OVER--An Italian honey bee climbs up a swim mat. Bee friendly hosts netted her from their swimming pool a few moments earlier. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 7:07 PM
Tags: black bee (1), Carniolan (1), heat (1), Italian bees (2), swimming pools (1)
 
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