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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Bees in Winter

The other day I was across the river poking around with something and could hear a lot of bee activity in one of the nearby Eucalypts but didn't pay too much attention.

This afternoon I was waving farewell to Jean as she was heading off to a dental appointment in Newcastle. In the background to the car was all this movement. A closer look showed that there was a mass of activity in the beehive. Bees coming and going at a rapid pace. Extremely unusual for the first week of Winter at 3 pm in the afternoon. I went and stood near the hive to watch for a while.

There appears to be a nectar flow somewhere nearby, maybe those Eucalypts that were observed a few days ago. I'd better check the hive again to make sure they are not running out of space.

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