March Cleansing Flights

It was unseasonably warm at 6°C in my beeyard today (43°F), warm enough for the bees in most of my hives to get out for some cleansing flights, possibly for the first time in months.

Honey bee after a cleansing flight. (March 27, 2016.)

Honey bee after a cleansing flight. (March 27, 2016.)


The bees were flying all around me and landing on me and I swear I could smell… bee farts.

3 thoughts on “March Cleansing Flights

  1. Bee farts! ROFL! That’s the best laugh I’ve had all day!

    Holy smokes! I’m looking at that photo and wondering how in the world is that bee still alive? She must have lost half her body weight!

  2. She was holding it in for a long time. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the first significant cleansing flight the bees have had this year.

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