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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Jul 21, 2011 10:30 AM CST

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Share your pictures of honey bees here.

Here's some of mine.

What you see when you take the outer cover off a healthy hive
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Bearding, which is the beekeeping term for bees gathered outside the hive. In the next photos they are bearding because it's hot.

At the doorway
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On another hive notice how many more are on the hive wall
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Close up


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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jul 21, 2011 1:58 PM CST
Do you have dishes of water for them Mindy???? Very nice dear. I love them..
Name: Samantha Flowers
Jesup, Ga. (Zone 8b)

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finerliners
Jul 21, 2011 2:30 PM CST
Nice pictures Mindy! I hear the bee population is down. Alot of things are not getting the pollination they need. WE need to as a whole plant more plants that attract them.

Do you have us a list of what attracts honey bee's?
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Jul 21, 2011 3:31 PM CST
Probably most of your flowers Samantha.... Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Jul 21, 2011 3:59 PM CST

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THanks everyone for the compliments on the pictures. DH took them for me.

Charleen I never got around to fixing the water things i intended to due to DH not helping me with fixing the drainage hole in the planter dish I was going to use. They found the feed trough that DH had brought up here from the pasture since it wasn't being used there. He filled it with dirt aiming to plant cucumbers in it but it didn't drain worth a hoot sitting on the ground so it holds water and is close to the hives.

Samantha I'm trying my best to get gardeners everywhere to consider planting plants for the bees. You can find 595 entries in the Plants For Honey Bees database
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
Jul 21, 2011 4:05 PM CST

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Bumble bees too!
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Jul 21, 2011 4:08 PM CST

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I've seen several bumblebees here too.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Aug 16, 2011 8:20 AM CST
There were several honey bees visiting the chickory blooms - I tried to get a good picture but that didn't happen!

So here's what i got...

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
Aug 16, 2011 8:52 AM CST
They are not easy to get pictures of. Like chasing around after butterflies.....
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Aug 16, 2011 11:10 AM CST

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Aug 16, 2011 12:59 PM CST
What a beautiful site....
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Aug 16, 2011 2:07 PM CST
Neat! I've never seen inside of a hive before! Big Grin
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
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Mindy03
Aug 16, 2011 2:40 PM CST

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Next to last photo shows a queen excluder installed
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Oct 11, 2011 6:39 AM CST

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Winter bees. Notice how much larger they are than the spring and summer bees.


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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
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SongofJoy
Oct 11, 2011 6:44 AM CST
Great pictures, Mindy. Hurray! Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Oct 11, 2011 6:48 AM CST

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Thanks Tee. At their hive is about the only place I can get good pictures of them. They flit around too fast on flowers most of the time.
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 11, 2011 8:52 AM CST
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Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Oct 11, 2011 9:38 AM CST
I don't have any hive (yet), but the yard is very full of honey bees. This one probably came from the wild hive up in a tree two houses away.

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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
Seed Starter Permaculture Region: Kentucky Garden Ideas: Master Level
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Mindy03
Oct 11, 2011 10:01 AM CST

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Welcome Tabby. You don't have to have a hive to post pictures of the bees any are welcome. Are you planning to get a hive soon? Have you had honey bees before?
Name: tabby
denver, colorado zone 5
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tabby
Oct 11, 2011 10:33 AM CST
I don't plan on taking care of a hive, but my friend wants to put hives on my property next spring and she'll take care of them. I have an acre that has many many flowers (not sprayed) blooming spring summer and fall, and I have water gardens for a water source, so she thinks it's perfect.

I've always liked bees, and love honey and beeswax. I love photographing them.

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