Category Archives: Honeybee Photos

Brenden’s Warre Hive

I received some Warre hive photos from a fellow recently that lives in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.  He built a Warre hive last spring and populated it with bees from a shook swarm.  His hive is located in his city backyard where there is plenty of flowering plants, flowers and trees for his bees to forage on.  Brenden told me that his bees filled two hives boxes with honey comb in five days!

Brenden's Hive in the Spring
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Hot Weather + Nectar Flow = Busy Bees

Mid 90’s in the shade

Talk about hot!  It has been hot here in this last week,  The weather is cooler now…but last week we had several days of mid 90’s F in the shade. Regardless of how we humans feel, the bees seem to cope with the heat rather well.  My bees have been very busy gathering the last of the blackberry nectar flow and carrying it home to ripen into honey.   They are also gathering another liquid in large quantities…water.

Bee Drinking Water
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Bees like Water too!

Here is another great picture from Wikipedia.  This cute honeybee is drinking some water.  By the way, it can be hot this time of year, so be sure to have some water available for your honeybees.   Just fill a pie pan with water and place a couple of rocks in it.  Make sure the rocks rise above the water a bit to give the bees something to stand on.   The honeybees will take the water and put it into their hive.   As the bees fan their hive entrance, the water evaporates and helps to cool the beehive.  Very smart little creatures!
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Amazing Honeybee Photo

Here is an amazing photo of a honeybee collecting pollen.  I found it on Wikipedia.  If you click on the photo, it will open in a larger size.  Enjoy!
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