A very good friend started keeping #bees a few years back. Due to private and you-know-why-reasons we were unable to see each other for three years. Now we had a chance to meet in person again and I was introduced to her beautiful busy girls. #apiculture #beekeeping #photography CW: #macro #insects. (But they're sooooo cute and fluffy!!! Please have a look!)
@harald Oh yes. And much more gentle than expected. I was able to get very close without them reacting in any way (of course their human was always close by to supervise)
@harald My friend told me her hives (she's got three) mostly react to weather changes, but are in of themselves rather calm - they were pretty chilled for the whole weekend. She advised me to not block their landing strip and move very slowly, and I was able to get incredibly close (20cm) without any freakouts. Of course we were appropriatly attired. Photographing in that bloody suit was actually the most difficult bit.
@matt Really hard to decide which ones to use. None of them is perfect but every other shot has a nice detail or angle...
Today peaceful bees.
@eyeling Ja, habe die drei Bienen in einem meiner Völker photographiert. Die Aufnahme stammt von 2016. Diesen Winter hatte ich alle Völker bis auf eines verloren. Jetzt bin ich allerdings wieder für 8 Völker zuständig. Darunter 4 eingefangene Schwärme. Und ein Volk gehört meiner Tochter. Die Jahre davor konnte ich immer Schwärme an andere Imker abgeben. Aber diese Jahr muss ich erst wieder die Völker aufbauen.
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