Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cooling

It was hazy, hot, and humid here today. I wasn't surprised to find the girls hanging out front on the hives to cool off this evening. They evaporate water to cool the hive and have been hitting their water dish pretty hard today too.

Dora's veranda was packed and she had a nice group hanging off the front.

While zooming in a little closer in Photoshop, I found this little gal - arms up - as if to say... hey - here- CHEESE!!!

On that note, I wonder if I can check for mites using Photoshop... Hmmmm....

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Bees are so amazing...

And as far as that egg? I thought I would hard boil it and cut it into fourths! But now we have TWO eggs! So...I can just cut them in half. OR, I can add them to some zucchini muffins and REALLY do it up right!

Stephanie said...

Wow I didn't know bees are so clever. They really know where to 'chill out'. That shot of the little gal is so cute :-)

Emma said...

OOOOOOOH i love these bees so much! I keep wondering if i can squeeze some in my garden but its just too small! love the shot of the cheese bee! utterly brilliant!

dmoms said...

looking at that picture blows me away. that is a lot of bees.

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

I love how they just know what to do. They are amazing.

I was fully expecting to see a couple sipping mai-tai's and maybe being fanned by some cute cabana boy. It seems you have some bees with a sense of humor...

Heather said...

Great shots! I love the add-on caption at the end too! Bee's have a personality too!

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

WOW!
Gulp, that IS alot of bees...

I love the little "cheese" girl...so sweet.

gardenmama said...

It is always so interesting to hear about your bees, and my there are many of them!

Kelly said...

Love the bee fun facts and photos, they are so cute!

Nancy said...

Love the photos, especially the gal that's hangin out with her arms up! How cute is that? I showed these pics to my youngest...I think she was a bit freaked out to think that someone would have this many bees by choice. Not sure she gets it. I'm going to find your post about harvesting the honey. That should put it in perspective.

anna said...

Completely LOL at that cheesy bee!
There's always one in a crowd ya know! : )

June said...

Hey, that bee is part ham.

I cannot get enough of your bee photography. You rock!

underthebigbluesky said...

you have the most exquisite shots of your bees! i've never seen them look so beautiful.

i love to think of them cooling out on the veranda, though i think they would probably be sipping sweet iced tea, sweetened of course with........honey.

don't you love what you can do with photos these days!

Lisa said...

That bee is so cute with those little arms up. Someday I hope to have hives too. I love honeybees!

Lisa ;)

Sarah / Bee House Hives said...

VERY interesting. My bees have not gone that far yet. It has been cool here, and when it warms up.. get the heck out of their way. They are feeling fall in the air here in MT and are in a hurry to get things done. They are quite impatient with me fiddling around with them lately.

Seeds in the City. said...

Love it!! My bees have been washboarding much lately with the heat. So interesting to sit outside in the evening and hear the combined effort of so many little wings.

Great photoshop. :)

kimberly said...

Love your bees! They look so happy!

Kristi said...

That one little bee saying cheese is too funny! Fantastic pictures!

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