Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Attendance Soars at Beekeeping Course

Dr. Clarence Collison
My article on the recent beekeeping workshop Mark & I attended posted today.

You can read it at the MSU Extension site.  Be sure to click on the photo links at the bottom to see the actual photos -- for some reason the vertical shot is rotated (and thus cut off) in the sidebar.

Here are a few more photos from the event.

Harry Fulton

Handling a drone -- they can't sting!

Queen cups ready for grafting.

Our youngest attendee.

What I look at when I get concerned about the amount of equipment we have.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Pollinator Photos

Recently I was in a garden with a borrowed DSLR camera.  I wanted to see if I could capture some honey bees at work, but caught these two insects instead.


Fortunately, I was also in a bee yard that day.  So I was able to see some honey bees too.

This last image was improved upon by my colleague Kat Lawrence and released with an article I wrote about the beekeeping shortcourse Mark & I attended last week.  I'll share it when it's posted online. Hopefully we'll get some good press for these workshops and people will sign up for the one in Columbia next week. 

For a short article on pollination, click here.