We are always very careful about running loud machinery around the beehives. Bees are sensitive to loud vibrating sounds, light in their dark hives, scents that they don’t know, and any other thing a female group could be sensitive. Just saying, this is a whole lot of girls to keep happy.
Imagine the surprise at opening a log with a chainsaw, and not being immediately attacked? What?
The friendliest bees in S. Texas are were in a log, and now they are getting comfy in a box with all their brood, bees, queen, and some sugar for being so sweet.
What amazing creatures.
I’m so grateful for this experience. Even when it doesn’t go so well, or when we get together with some Kranky gals, I’m still amazed by how they work, what they do, how they produce, and how sweet they can be when I least deserve it.
Have I been stung, you bet. Did I deserve it? Mostly, but sometimes these gals are just horrid, and it takes some management to get the disposition of the hive to turn. Yep, it’s a Regicide. The queen is a gonner if the hive gets mean, because she is the driver.
Do I understand, Nope? I’m just working the best that I can.
This is a photo I took a few weeks ago when we were feeding. She smelled the sugar on my hands and stopped by to see what was left. No stings, no fuss, just a drop in to see what was up.
I really like my bees. Isn’t she beautiful?
I’m also very grateful that most of my encounters with bees have been quite pleasant. They are amazing little creatures.