Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Watchman - The Watchbee

"Stop! Passport control! Give a taste! OK, you can go to the hive!"

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Sweet Cherry

The sweet cherry trees are in bloom. The honey bee visits 5000 flowers a day.
Photos: Sweet cherry flowers and pollen grains.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Orchard Pollination

The orchard pollination is starting. The fruit trees blossom out. 

Photo: Prunus insititia

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Bee Pasture

Scilla siberica, Primula veris, Anemone nemorosa

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Propolis

The propolis contains resin, vegetable balsam, beeswax and essential oils. The bees use the propolis to sterilize their hive and to seal cracks in the hive. 

Photo: The propolis on frames.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Salix Caprea

The willow trees bring the first nectar flow for our bees. 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Palm Sunday

We call it "The Blooming Sunday" in the Czech.

The Nectar Flow

We are starting the honey flow from the willow trees. The nectar flow is necessary for the brood rearing.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Spring Time Joy

"I have been skiing, skating, building a snowman. I have been heating in the fireplace during the winter. I enjoy the work in the spring time!"