Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nature Notes


I composed this photo with the old beehive in the foreground, while showing the two more modern beehives in the background.


We found a "hive of activity".


"A bee is two-and-a-half centimeters long, with a brain the size of a peppercorn. Yet they can fly 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the hive to forage, and then make a straight line home. How do they do that?"

~Elizabeth Capaldi~


"You can never tell about bees."

~Winnie the Pooh~



Michelle is the host of Nature Notes. Thank you Michelle for this great meme.

25 comments:

Sunny said...

A BEEutiful and interesting post. The first picture with the old hive is quite BEEwitching!
☼ Sunny

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I think I saw some of the modern-style bee hives while in NY this past weekend. I saw them as we were riding by on the motorcycle. I wondered if that might be what they were. Now, I can say that was probably what they were.

CambridgeLady said...

I am growing to love bees - used to be quite phobic but now I only dislike wasps. This is a great post - like the photos a lot - I've never seen those modern-style hives before.

Craver Vii said...

I feel much the same as Cambridge Lady. I am more comfortable around bees than wasps. The bumble bee is my favorite.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Great picture of the hives and I think I prefer the older one Denise. I love to see bees but always keep a safe distance. I have a very large bee on my post for today. A x

imac said...

I made a bee-line to comment,lol
Bee-utiful.

Kay said...

The older bee-hive certainly has a more rustic charm to it. I'm very happy to see productive bees around since everyone was worried that they were dying off. It would be a tragedy if they died off for some reason since we need them for pollination.

Roy said...

How do they make a straight line home Denise, Using an English phrase, "they make a B-line" for home.{:)

Self Sagacity said...

Wow, those bees, so many and so busy. We don't have too many around here for photos like that...:-) Happy Wednesday.

Cezar and Léia said...

oh Denise,
I can not stare! I have a great fear of bees! LOL
They are hard workers!
Léia

Steve Borichevsky said...

I've never seen one of those old beehives before. I knew they existed but I didn't know anyone used them any more.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I have been following the saga of bees lately, how they are becoming more and more scarce, and the consequences it will have on the food production of this nation.
Scary to say the very least. I used to swat at bees, thinking I would get stung every time I came close, but not any longer, I welcome them into my garden.
What fabulous hives those are, and all that buzzing going on ;)

Carver said...

Very interesting post and photographs about the bees and beehives. I hope that the depletion of bee populations I've heard about for some time is being reversed as they are so important.

Janie said...

Great photos! I've never seen one of those old-style hives.

Linda Reeder said...

You always see illustrations of the old style of hive, but never real ones.
It's funny how many of us thought of "bee-line", as in "you make a bee-line for home, Buster". Another phrase taken from a fact of nature.

eileeninmd said...

Cool post on the bee hives, Denise! I like the older beehives. We really need to keep those bees alive and happy.

cat said...

Wow I would never dare to go so close to a beehive. I'm a little frightened of them.
Really like your photos of them though :)

cat said...

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog :)

MyMaracas said...

Love seeing that old beehive! We had a modern one on the grounds when we moved in, but we gave it away. I'm sorry now that we did.

Great photos!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

To me, bees are still bewildering and wondrous.

Mary said...

Wow..that's a lot of bees! I like that old hive...much more interesting looking.

matron said...

Aunty Pams late husband ,used to keep bees,he had the wooden slatted hives and produced the best honey I have ever had.
He used to tell me to talk to the bees.You are supposed to tell them your thoughts or they may leave the hive if they think they are not wanted.So take his advice and talk to them every day.!!

Squirrel said...

Interesting and nice pics. I too like the older beehives.

ramblingwoods.com said...

I have never been to see a hive in person so I really enjoyed this post. It seems that those hives are doing well as I know that bees are in trouble...Michelle

Denise said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments.