Friday, May 25, 2012

Queen of the Sun: A fantastic movie about bees

The boys and I are going to build some bee boxes over the weekend, and Steve has diagnosed the ignition coil as the reason the tiller won't run, so maybe we can get that fixed too. Sounds like we're going to be busy as bees! Our bees should be here within 2 weeks now that the apple trees and blueberries are pollinated and beekeepers will be splitting nucs (frames of brood plus a queen) from their existing hives. We're also making a couple of extras in the hope that we might catch a swarm or two. So if you see a swarm of bees clinging to a branch or other location in the Annapolis Valley (it can look like the picture) don't worry. They're not aggressive, and we'll be happy to remove them to a new home. Bees that swarm are simply hanging out waiting for their scouts to find a suitable new home. The swarm will attach itself to all sorts of places, like walls, trees, I've seen one on a bicycle, but it doesn't matter, in a few hours or a day or two, the scouts will return with a new home location and the swarm will leave. But Stephen or I would be very happy to come and remove them for you! If you want to know more about hives, search Warre hives on my blog and you'll get a great article including links to plans so you can build your own.

If you've ever wanted to know more about bees and their importance then take a little time and watch this video.

Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? - Official Theatrical Trailer (HD) from Taggart Siegel on Vimeo.

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