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Bee’s Breakfast

Here is a photograph of an obviously popular flower.

Bees (the)


About Joseph de Lange

Before retirement worked in art galleries, a photo studio, offices, and the trades. Don't travel much anymore but still photograph. For the past 5 years 95% of my photography is done with the phone. My prediction for big cameras: DSLRs and their beautiful lenses and even the smaller mirrorless cameras will be mostly a historical footnote in the not too distant future.

11 responses to “Bee’s Breakfast

  1. ~meredith ⋅

    It’s like a Georgia O’Keefe painting (with bees). Exquisite and charming.

  2. wolke205

    What a fantastic shot! A bit creepy too, but so great to look at 🙂

  3. Wowsers Joseph, that’s a beautiful flower, full of bees! It’s really great to see activity like this these days with all the issues we keep hearing about the bees having. Great shot!

  4. ehpem

    Very nice! What a lot of bees.
    BTW, I like your new blog layout. Your masthead photo(s) of the seasons is a really great idea.

    • Hi ehpem, As to the BTW part I’ve for a long time had the idea of western maple and their seasons as an article on this blog. This heading is a somewhat primitive alternative, four photographs of one tree all from very roughly the same angle. As far as the bees go, my theory is they are from the Empress because I don’t know another location they can come from in the vicinity. So when I went to check on those bees it looked like they were separated among a dozen single-super hives with little activity on a nice day (when I looked at them a year earlier mid summer there were I think appr half a dozen hives 2 supers high and very busy). I reckon honey gone, but fed, they are probably set for \winter. The little showcase for tourists etc (bees between glass) has long been abandoned, three inches of dead bees and earwigs wiggling in and out of cells, very sci fi.(one ought to be able to incorporate a photo into this comment section) I wonder whether there is a beekeeper there. The site looks both kept and abandoned. Nowadays knowing your bees and treating them right is important stuff (Check on Bayer who is suing the European government for stopping their bee exterminating chemicals)

      • ehpem

        That bees between glass exhibit sounds like a must see! I mean that too, sounds visually fascinating.

        • It is interesting but does not inspire one to tea at the empress, lol. Between dirty glass, reflections and wrong light the photographs I took, even though they clearly tell the story, are nothing to look at. Next time in Vic I’m checking on this little bee yard. I expect that “showcase” may be cleaned up soon.

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