5 responses

  1. Steve
    September 8, 2010

    Honeybee orgy!

  2. hipifreq
    October 14, 2010

    Looks like a forager that just came back and is sharing the nectar with other foragers. It’s their way of telling other bees what’s out there, and goes with the “dance” that tell them where to get it.

  3. Jeff
    October 14, 2010

    Phillip,

    The bees are still sucking back on the sugar syrup. I cannot believe how much they are consuming. I can no longer lift the back of the hive with one hand. They must be getting close to being filled. I have to move teh hive once the weather gets crappier. I have a place about 20 feet away that I want to move them and I prefer not to until there are no longer any flights for several days so the losses will be minimial.

    Maybe I just care to much.

    • Phillip
      October 14, 2010

      All I know about moving hives is this:

      It’s best if they’re locked in the hive for 3 days before they can get out. (Bad weather does the same thing.)

      Then once you move them, put a pile of branches in front of the entrance so they notice immediately that something has changed. That way they re-orient themselves right away.

  4. Phillip
    October 14, 2010

    I haven’t been able to feed my bees for about a week. They’re probably run out of syrup. I’ll try to refill the feeders today, but I’m already running out of sugar. (I had two 20kg bags.)

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