Our garden beehives have been growing quickly. The afternoon’s orientation flights- where young bees try out their wings and learn to recognize landmarks around the hive- were especially busy so I pulled out my video gear:
I know, Myrmecos Blog has been horribly boring the last few weeks. Except for the occasional Beetle Blog, that is.
That’s because I’ve been spending most of my time preparing lectures, grading midterms, and other sundry tasks associated with teaching an introductory beekeeping class. I can’t complain, though. The students are a fantastic bunch- and fearless, judging from all the short sleeves. And playing with handfuls of bees is just plain old-fashioned fun. So the blog has languished more than I would have liked.
Anyway. Here are images from the class.