Saturday, May 24, 2014

Bees Enjoying Flowers

The honeysuckle is in full bloom, it's sweet aroma filtering through the garden.
The bees are in flying from one flower to the other, climbing entirely inside 
and then out again to the next.  They don't seem to care if I am right next
to them or bend down this close to get their photo.

(Disregard the music, we have outdoor speakers in the courtyard
and an internet radio station that plays miscellaneous tunes)

The big bees sometimes hover right at face level while I'm working 
in the garden, almost as if they are just wondering what I'm doing.
They move aside if I need through and have never been aggressive.

This little bee was perched on the pink zinnia that rests in pots by the front steps.

We're going to attend beekeeping classes so we're ready to
clean up these hives that our friends passed on to us. This is one of them
but not necessarily all the pieces.  My husband is bringing them over a bit at a time.

Hopefully we will have bees next year and some great honey!


Manny said...

Beekeeping classes? Now that sounds cool. Where does one find such classes?

Gorges Smythe said...

I had four hives many years ago, but moved to town and had trouble working them when needed, so I gave them up. While I still lived on the same property, though, I enjoyed having them. Best of luck.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Manny, the beekeeper's associations meet monthly for discussion and they also hold day long classes that you can register for.

LindaG said...

That is wonderful!

I could not do it. With my fear of bugs, not a good match. (And there are others around here that do, fortunately!)

Good luck with your classes and bee keeping!

Harry Flashman said...

Bee keeping is too much work for me. I know that the people who do it, really enjoy it however.