Posts Tagged ‘nature photography’
Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee-loving flowers, Gardening, Natural Beekeeping, Videos, tagged German Wasp, Mason bee nesting blocks, mason bees, natural beekeeping, nature photography, pollinators, Potter wasp, Vespula Germanica, Wild pollinators on June 9, 2016| 21 Comments »
Posted in Bee Video, Hives, Log hives, Natural Beekeeping, Swarms, Tree hive, Videos, Warre Hive, tagged beekeeping, bees on Oregon Coast, Grand Kids Log Hive, Log hive wood carving, Log hives, natural beekeeping, natural comb, nature photography, Steve Montana, Swarms, Verticle log hive, Warre hive, Wild pollinators, wood carving on September 25, 2015| 8 Comments »
We are headed into autumn with four hives, which is all I ever really wanted, but I had really hoped that Grand Kids Log hive would be among the survivors. It begs the question…are smaller hives better? I’m beginning to think so. I’ve thought about partitioning off the big log hive, but then there might be air flow issues. The birdhouse bees seem to deal with lack of air flow, so maybe it won’t be an issue. Right now I’ll let nature take it’s course and hope I can attract another swarm in spring.
Posted in Bee Video, Bee-loving flowers, Birds Foot Trefoil, Birds Foot Trefoil pollination video, Bumblebees, Butterflies, Hugelkulture, Log hives, Macro bee video, Music video, Natural Beekeeping, Tower of Jewels, Videos, tagged Acanthus Mollis, African Blue Basil, Bear Breeches, Bee pollinating Bird's Foot Trefoil, bee-loving flowers, beekeeping, Bees and Hidcote Hypericum, Bees and St. John's Wort, Bees on blackberries, Bombus vosnesenskii, Circus Marcus, Crow squawking, Deer eating plum, Deer netting, deer netting in raised beds, echium, Free Music Archive, Gardening, honey bees, hugelkulture, iPhone video, Log hive wood carving, macro nature video, natural beekeeping, nature photography, Nepeta, Oyster Plant, Swallowtail butterfly, Tower of Jewels, Walker's Low on July 9, 2015| 14 Comments »
Posted in Bee to Flower relationship, Bee-loving flowers, Natural Beekeeping, Poached Egg Meadowfoam, Swarms, Videos, Warre Hive, tagged bee-loving flowers, beekeeping, bees on Oregon Coast, honey bees, macro nature video, Mary Schamehorn, Mayor of Bandon, natural beekeeping, nature photography, poached egg meadowfoam, swarm, Warre hive, Wild pollinators on May 16, 2014| 10 Comments »
…that’s when she called me.
Okay, I’ve got to move the birdhouse out of the bee garden because, well, we’ve got to be able to weed and water without the bees buzzing us. After two days, I pre-dug a post hole, waited til night and ‘posted’ the birdhouse among the ferns about 20 feet away. (Something most beekeepers would tell you NOT to do because the bees might not be able to find their way back to the hive.) I stuffed tissue paper into the entrance hole so the bees would notice something was different. They would have to make orientation flights all over again. I’m thinking that maybe the Warre was too close to the birdhouse…if I move it away, maybe they will want it more. My wife said I was crazy to think that. I says, ‘maybe,’ but we’ve got to get it out of the way.
Mayor Mary’s side of the story… (Scroll towards the bottom til you see the birdhouse swarm)
Posted in Bumblebees, Music video, Natural Beekeeping, Videos, tagged bees on Oregon Coast, bombus melanopygus, bumblebees, macro nature video, mites on a bumblebee, nature photography, pollinators, Wild pollinators on February 13, 2014| 15 Comments »
Posted in Bee-loving flowers, Drip watering, Natural Beekeeping, Raised beds, Sustainable living, Videos, tagged bee-loving flowers, bees on catkins, bees on Oregon Coast, bees pollinating turnip flowers, deer netting in raised beds, drip watering, Gardening, macro nature video, natural beekeeping, nature photography, pussy willow trees, raised beds, Sustainable living, Turnip flowers, Turnip flowers for bees, turnips, vegetable growing on February 12, 2014| 16 Comments »
When we planted turnips, lettuce and kale in July for our winter garden little did we know we were planting for the bees as well as ourselves.