It’s the time of year again, when you check your hives after winter and you realize that you may be need some new packages for your bee yard or……. if you are a new beekeeper you will need a bee package to start your first beehive.
If the latter is your case, maybe you are wondering what a “package day” is all about.
Well, we can help you here showing a few pictures of our experience in this matter. By clicking in each image, it will enlarge.
We hope that they illustrate well and give you an idea of how to start.
I love to take pictures of our bees and I’m always playing around with my camera trying to “catch” what they are doing….any time….anywhere.
But what a surprise was for me when one day I downloaded my pictures in the computer and then I just realized that the pollen this bee was bringing to the hive had a “heart shape” and even better, it was red!
So I recorded it in our gallery just to say Happy Valentine! to our fellas beekeepers and friends!
The sign in the picture below says:…..” Please do not disturb the honeybees. Their pollinating work ensures your food supply”.
That’s truth. Honeybees are a inestimable value as agents of cross-pollination, and so many plants are dependent of honeybees for their reproduction.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, workers honeybees pollinate 80 percent of our flowering crops which constitute 1/3 of everything we eat. Losing them will affect the production of strawberries, almonds, apples and many other plants like alfalfa, which will develop in threaten our beef and dairy industries.
Did you know that……?
There are three types of bees in each colony: the queen bee, the worker bee and the drone.
There is only one queen per hive?
The queen and the worker bees are all female.
The drones are all male.
The practice of beekeeping dates back to the stone-age. There are several cave paintings that shows this activity.