Honey Bees in Flight (Video)

Here’s some video I shot yesterday while taking photos of the bees flying around Hive #2. Not the most exciting video, perhaps, but it does demonstrate the difference between Hive #2 and Hive #1, which we thought was queenless (and who knows, still could be).


I just noticed two bees fighting it out (at the 1:16 mark) on the bottom board and then falling off the edge. September is fighting month for the honeybees.

And just for kicks, here’s a photo of some bees fighting about a month ago:

PHOTOS NOTE (OCTOBER 2015): The photos in this post may not display properly because they were uploaded through Google’s Picasa online photo album service, a service I no longer use because certain updates create more work for me instead of streamlining the process. I will eventually replace the photos with ones hosted on the Mud Songs server. This note will disappear when (or if) that happens.

3 thoughts on “Honey Bees in Flight (Video)

  1. I’m home sick today. But I was able to go out back and check on the bees. Hive #1, the possibly queenless hive, seems active again. Might have something to do with the newly installed top hive feeder. Not as active as Hive #2, which has been more active since September than it was all summer, but certainly not dead. I shot some photos and video. I’ll try to post them if I can muster it.

    I hope to build my insulated inner covers sometime this week.

    I don’t really know what felt is, but I think I found a big roll of what looks like felty material in my shed. I’ll post a photo of that too, and maybe someone can tell me if it is indeed felt. I’m clueless about construction material. If I do have felt, than I have enough to wrap 10 hives up for winter if had to.

  2. Felt is bacically black tar paper. Like they use to use on houses before tyvac or typar. Used it to keep liquid mositure off the wood surface.

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