Red mason bees
Red mason solitary bees
Buff tailed bumblebee on scabious
Buff tailed bumblebee on bind weed
Buff tailed bumblebee on foxglove
Red Mason Bees
Looking through a National hive. Speeded up.
Waggle dance on a swarm of bees clustered on a branch waiting to find their new home.
I came across this swarm on a fence post as I was attending a course at Blackhorse Apiaries near Woking. Since the swarm was on a post the easiest way to collect it was by using a suction device. It worked really well and no bees were harmed.
Here we have a video of a queen walking around one of our frames.
Our mini documentary piece we did for the Guardian
I set the camera on the entrance to a National. 32 seconds of bees coming in and out. Nothing more but there is something captivating about it.