honey bee behavior

The Bee Thirsty: a mini shop vac

This 13-second clip is probably the cutest bee video I have ever seen, bar none. It was sent to me by Paul Packbier in Guam. He says, “I wanted to share this video my wife took today with her iPhone. I’ve taken photos of our bees enjoying the nectar and pollen of the nearby water lilies, but this is just too cute…

I agree, it’s just plain adorable. Click on full screen for a better view of those disappearing puddles.


Here’s a honey bee enjoying the water lilies. © Paul Packbier.

Bee with me . . .

In The Salt, NPR recently ran a short video about fungi and honey bee health called, “Could a mushroom save the honeybee?” It’s an interesting piece and well worth a watch. This item was sent to me by at least a dozen beekeepers, so be sure to have a look.

This vimeo about The Solitary Bees was shot in the UK. The photography is outstanding and it gives you a good idea about the life of solitary bees everywhere. I love the shots of the wool carder bees hovering around the flowers. This item was sent to me back in June by Debbe Krape and others.

The Salt Lake Tribune has a video in its “I Love” series featuring Denise Hunsaker, the president of the Wasatch Beekeepers Association. Here’s a link to the page. If it’s not on top, scroll down. Item sent to me by Ivan Van Laningham.


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