Honeybee chain. This is called 'festooning'. That is how they make the natural comb shape.
LVR029 A bee greets a drone as it is being born. The bee will feed the drone directly from its mouth as the newborn is exhausted by the effort produced to come out of the cell. One can clearly see a difference in size in the faceted-eyes of the bee and drone. The worker bee's eyes have 4,500 facets each and the drone 7,500 per eye. © Éric Tourneret
It’s been said that holding a supply of honey bee pollen is like holding a health food store in the palm of your hand, and that pollen is like having the ultimate survival pack; and it’s even been boasted that man can survive on water and pollen alone. One granular contains over 18 amino acids and numerous enzymes. Pollen is thought by scientists to be a “super food,” rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, hormones, carotenoids and bioflavonoids.
Dee Lusby, the queen of Organic and Treatment Free Beekeeping. Dee Lusby is a commercial beekeeper with over 700 hives in southern Arizona, the founder of the Organic Beekeepers Yahoo Group and the pioneer of small cell beekeeping. Dee believes modern beekeeping has lost its way and encourages beekeepers to find their way back to biological beekeeping.
WATCH about Colony Collapse Disorder . The organic beekeepers experienced little, if any colony collapse disorder. Happy bees. Jacqueline Freeman is the author of an upcoming book "Bees, the OTHER Way". She points out the different strategies that conventional bee keepers might try to save their hives from colony collapse disorder.
Another pinner said: We plan to move our hives to another location that gets more sun and to plant mint around our beehives. Wax moths do not like mint at all. There are also a few tips on how to prevent wax moth infestation. 1.Make sure you have plenty of bees per hive. Combine two hives if necessary. This will make the hive much stronger to take care of the moths before the moths destroy them. 2. Freeze honeycombs before storing, and store them in a cool, well ventilated building.