One of the many things that I love about going to work is opening the door and smelling that lovely honey aroma. I also love that in spring and summer, scout bees come by to check out why it smells so good (looking for a source of nectar). They have a good fly around and smell of the candles, but we’re usually too busy to capture it. This week I had my camera at hand just at the right moment…
I put in the one with the bee flying just so you didn’t think that it was a bee pin or something like that!
[A little lesson: In a hive of say 50,000 bees (which would be average), there is 1 queen, perhaps a hundred or so drones and 49,900 odd female worker bees. The worker bees work from the moment they are born. One role they take on in life is scouting for sources of nectar and pollen. Several hundred bees may perform this task in a hive. When they find a good source, they go back to the hive and do a ‘waggle’ dance or ‘bum dance’ to tell the other bees what direction to fly, how far to fly and how many bees should go. NB Because beeswax has neither harvestable flower nectar, nor pollen, Queen B is not a good source, so thankfully whilst we have bees, it is rarely more than a dozen or two in a day.]
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