Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Coming in to Land

I spent ages the other day sitting in front of the hive watching the bees coming in and out. I also made sound recordings of the buzzing. They don't like it very much that i'm in the way and eventually more and more come out and get more frantic around the entrance.

I took these shots of them coming back from foraging - laden with pollen.

I have to say i really don't like the smell of the hives. It's hard to describe - it's not sweet or honey like, but i think it's mildly unpleasant. My friend Andy thinks it might be the result of thousands of them feeding on lentil flowers.


  1. Judging by the long hair on that second bee it's obviously a hippy, so I must be right about the lentils.

  2. Hi Rebecca from Oz, Thanks for an interesting blog, wish i could see it! Love rx

  3. I LOVE the smell! Its slightly spicey and almost medicinal :)
    sue x