We harvested honey at the beginning of the month. Yes, there's a bee hive in the back yard. We used to have 2, but one group was either killed or it swarmed and the bees ran away!
I just thought this was interesting...
I know this is a butterfly. Bees tend to move pretty quickly, and I'm unable to get them to pose for me.
(If you double click on this picture you can see there are LOTS of bees in the hive.)
The beeswax caps are cut off the cells with a hot knife so the honey can be removed.
The frames are loaded into racks that are spun inside a cylinder. Centrifugal force causes the honey to be flung out of the honeycombs.
It's interesting- the types of visual aids one might happen to find in one's camera if said camera is left and others happen to pick it up and "assist" in the "educational" photography.
Uh-huh. Finger puppets can be SO useful.