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Winter In Apiary

Winter In Apiary

Silence & Quiet - these are the most important things for bees, at the moment cold wind is freezing all around. Tsss... Smile



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Date: Wed January 30, 2013
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Beautiful shot, like it.
#1 Wed January 30, 2013 11:17pm

A wonderful wintry scene. Hope the little ones are staying cozy and warm. Bet, they are looking forward to spring time, too.
#2 Thu January 31, 2013 2:24am

angela taylor
you have some fantastic weather Jarko,the hives in this scene make a beautiful picture,but the bee's have to sleep till spring.a lovely shot my friend. Angela
love your self
#3 Thu January 31, 2013 6:32am

Thank you, my dears.
To protect themselves during long cold winter months bees are forming a "ball" inside the hive. To generate heat bees vibrate their wing muscles, feeding themselves previously gathered reserve of honey. Inside the ball the temperature never goes down below 25C (77F) - here the queen resides, but on outer surface of it can drop to 10C (50F), or even less. This is critical for single bee life, so they exchange their places from time to time.
#4 Thu January 31, 2013 11:10pm

Great shot Jarko,I love the snow but poor bees don't. Nah!
#5 Fri February 1, 2013 1:01pm

Indeed, jamest, when one of them accidentally lands on the snow - there are only minutes to stay numb what leads to its death soon.
#6 Sat February 2, 2013 10:19pm

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