WARNING : this post contains yet more pictures of bees on sunflowers.
However, in an effort to mix it up a bit, I have tried playing around with some of the sunflower pictures, trying out various photoshop effects. Here is one of the sunflower field in front of our village church…
With the sunflowers in full throttle, Hive B has been extended by adding a super.
We aren’t terribly optimistic that those additional frames will be full to busting come the end of the sunflower season. The bees haven’t been in residence that long, and with the rotten weather in May and June, they are still establishing themselves in the brood box.
We do however have higher expectations for Hive A.
I am now noticing alot of mobile hives in the fields around and about, and cannot decide if this is a new phenomenon or whether its now something that I can easily spot. Just wondering about the levels of competition for the pollen / nectar.
And finally, the obligatory bees-on-sunflowers shots…
Dallas, I’m speechless, your pictures are just superbs!!!!!
And I love the color of your second hive
Thanks, JP. Good old Truffault for producing a hive paint in my most favourite colour.
I’m surrounded by sunflower fields but the photographs are superb – you can’t get too much of a good thing!
I miss the sunflowers looking over the garden fence this year – like some nosy, but protective neighbours. Hopefully they will be back next year. That said, the nearest expanse is only about 300 metres away.
Ooh, I really like that first one with the fisheye lens effect!
The composition worked out quite well – but thats down more to luck than judgement
Are you still interested in a visit from Flat Stanley? You would be the next stop if so.
Hi – I have just replied to your response from back in July – sorry, I forgot to check back after making the comment on your blog. We would be delighted to see Flat Stanley here.
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