"Very happy day today - we harvested our first lot of honey :)
Only harvested 2 of the 7 frames from one hive with quite a lot of honey (around 4.6 kgs)
Doing a little happy dance - thank you girls for all your hard work."
-Jenny and Peter Cocks
Lewiston, South Australia.
Peter says, "I was super excited on the weekend. I harvested honey for the very first time... 10 months in the making since I added the Flow Hive to the brood box. My lovely bees have been extremely busy since Spring arrived. Three frames were full. It was a totally amazing experience. The Flow Hive is an absolute ingenious invention. It is no... View details ⇨
Check this out! You can see the tongue (proboscis) of this native Australian Blue Banded Bee sucking up nectar from a salvia flower #bee #native #pollinator #bluebandedbee #slowmotion #shotoniphone #slowmotion #ztylus @mirafilm
Researchers at Utah State University have discovered nine new desert bee species. All nine species are solitary and endemic to the American Southwest.
Entomologist Zach Portman says "They appear to be important pollinators of desert plants commonly known as 'Crinklemats'".
An Australian native Leaf cutter bee on salvia. See the orange under it's abdomen, thats where it stores it's pollen. We love that this bee looks like it has a mohawk of yellow.... it's just the pollen!! Pretty cool huh.
Bee behaviour. A magical moment captured. What you can see here is a worker bee tilting her abdomen to reveal her Nasonov gland, which produces the Nasonov pheromone. She holds on tight and fans vigorously sending the pheromone into the air. This lets the other bees know where the entrance to their lovely new home is.