pollinators: welcome, my darling new bees / by kelly heaton

My new honey bees have arrived!  After losing two hives last Fall (both packages from Georgia that succumbed to varroa mites and small hive beetles), I purchased locally raised nucs in hopes that they will be stronger and better adapted to my environment.  They moved right in to their fancy 10 frame hives (thanks Dad!) and are not bothered by photography.  This unedited video was shot with an iPhone 4S balanced at the entrance to their hive.  They are so cool.  I love my new bees and hope that they thrive.  Kelly Heaton, 2014