Saturday, August 21, 2010

Making Golden Honey...

...in the golden light of daybreak.

Bee keepers often place their hives at the edge of fields. Sometimes it might be an alfalfa field or like here a cotton field. It's a win-win situation...the bees pollenate the field and the bee keeper gets honey. I was paying close attention to the bees and waiting for the warning signal they give before getting all hot and bothered. If you're out and about and get pinged in the head by a bee, leave the area...quickly. It paid off dating that bee keeper in high school.

11 comments:

Kathy said...

You are VERY brave. I am highly allergic to bee stings. I almost said I wouldn't be caught dead near a site like this ~ then realized I might be! I haven't heard much about the disappearance of bees lately, have you? Maybe they are coming back.

SRQ said...

Those must be some big bees! They're quite prominent in your photo. The whole concept of beekeeping is quite fascinating.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful image. I had never seen this. Thanks.

Brian Miller said...

oh i love the honey...but not the sting...nice shot!

Birdman said...

So???? What's the BUZZZZZZZZZ? I got 'pinged' by a bee this summer while painting. I WANT no part.

cieldequimper said...

Well... I know I'm allergic to their bites but I love them. And honey too. We need them so badly, they are fast becoming an endangered species here.

Sharon said...

I've seen these sitting at the edge of fields many times.

LD said...

Also new to me. Interesting! Those are some fat bees which makes me think they have equally fat stingers.

Small City Scenes said...

I love the beeeezzzz. A lot of farmers here rent the hives from a beekeeper so that also is a win win situation. MB

Jarart said...

Nice to see this. I sometimes worry when I hear about swarms being destroyed. Bee keepers used to go and collect swarms that were in a place where they weren't wanted. I don't know if any still do that or not.

Randy said...

Bravo for the beekeepers! We need more of them. Nothing like local honey!