1. Bring along your friends and family to this wonderful event ,apart of the Pop project, on the 7 of June.

     
  2. (Source: vartea, via nuthinbutabeethang)

     
  3. malformalady:

    Bee coated in pollen

    Photo credit: micromagnets

     
  4. This little guy is a drone, you can tell by the massive size, eyes and lack of a stinger.

     
  5. catsteaks:

    ejacutastic:

    (source)

    being an omnivore saves everybody :)

    (via ivegotbloodorangeinmyledger)

     
  6. Alas our new queen did not make it. We suspect foul play. The new queen and her little entourage broke throw the candy blocked capsule but must have been killed by the residing bees. Nevertheless we spotted a new queen cell and new drone cells. We think our best approach now is to just let them do their thing.

     

  7. It has been a week now since we put the new queen in. But, unfortunately, we can not open up and check her progress until the weather clears up. Hopefully she would have survived and started laying brood.

    Will update progress shortly.

     
  8. Sydney hotels are helping the environment with the introduction of honey-producing bee colonies

    Luxury hotels in Sydney are now producing their own honey by setting up bee colonies on their rooftops. The Shangri-La already has five rooftop beehives that have produced 14 kilograms of honey since late last year for use in the hotel’s restaurants and kitchens.

    Read the whole article via http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/city-east/sydney-hotels-are-helping-the-environment-with-the-introduction-of-honeyproducing-bee-colonies/story-fngr8h22-1226851280089

     
  9. malformalady:

    A man eating a raw chunk of honey. Twice each year, the Gurung tribespeople of Central Nepal risk their lives collecting wild honey from the world’s largest hives high up on Himalayan cliffs.To collect the honey, the hunters use nothing more than handmade rope ladders and long sticks called tangos. Smoke is used to drive thousands of angry Apis laboriosa — the largest honey bee in the world.The majority of the massive hives are located on steep, south-west facing cliffs to avoid predators and for increases exposure to direct sunlight.

    Photo credit: Andrew Newey

     
  10. mitzi—may:

    If you see something like this, DO NOT CALL AN EXTERMINATOR!

    Call a beekeeper, they can relocate the hive instead of killing them. Bees are dying at an alarming rate, please do not contribute to that! They are so important for our ecosystem!

    (Source: malformalady, via taikova)