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The Bee Whisperer

Uploaded by: SVLover

Sunday April 28, 2013

Greenview, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: My neighbor down the road runs a saw mill, and builds bee boxes and raises bees. Today we got to help search for the queens. The man never wears bee protection and is sometimes covered in bees. I get all of my honey from him, and it is neat to think that some of it probably came from my yard. :)

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9. luvne32
9:25 PM GMT on May 19, 2013
Let's hope they come up with the causes of honey bee decline and make corrections to save these essential critters so we can continue to eat fruit and many vegatables.
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8. SVLover
4:58 AM GMT on April 29, 2013
A woman of many talents, Heidrun!
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7. trailhiker44
4:40 AM GMT on April 29, 2013
Childhood memories are surfacing - had to help my Dad with his bees ! Hated them getting into my braids ! But the honey was yummy and we really loved to have our own !
Thanks for a great series, Lori !
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6. SVLover
12:34 AM GMT on April 29, 2013
He had found 4 queens by the time we left - hours later. Those bees are worth $25 a piece plus you start to split hives that way. He had been on his knees for hours and was not giving up.

Thanks, Julia!
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5. Doesiedoats
12:13 AM GMT on April 29, 2013
Wow, I don't think you could get me
that close.

Nice capture, Lori, and interesting
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4. SVLover
11:28 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
He has been stung many times, and swears it is the reason beekeepers do not have arthritis. his son is starting a part of the business to sell bee venom to Canada for just such treatments. Fascinating! there sure is a lot of work involved in this and it is fun learning about it from a master.
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3. minou
11:26 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
love this story! i have often dreamed of starting some beehives! i wouldn't wear anything either. i've been catching and playing with bees since i was a toddler and never have been stung by a bee. wasps and hornets are another story.
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2. SVLover
10:46 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
I just tried not to make any sudden movements! lol Another guy took a video of our friend here yesterday shaking a swarm of bees off of a bush and into one of these boxes. He was wearing short sleeves and was covered in bees! Not one sting!! The guy taking the video had a net, long sleeves and gloves on. I got a little braver as the morning went on, but it still makes you want to run. lol I had the same thing happen when my dad smacked a tree with a stick and a whole swarm of bees came out! They were not happy!
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1. gilg72
10:37 PM GMT on April 28, 2013
wow! I wouldn't want to work around them. I have a couple times high on a ladder spraying them out of the attic, and then wait hoping they all come out, and then cover the place. They were buzzing all around me and a few times I felt one hitting me on the arms and on the head. never got stung those times.
I did get stung a few times on my belly, one time cutting a tree in the forest, and when it came down, the Bees were really mad. Had to make a quick run into the truck and wait til they settled down so I could go get my chain saw back.
I was sure surprised, not knowing there were any bees on that tree.
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Hello from the far northern part of California. My name is Lori and I live in a little place called Scott Valley, just below the Oregon border. I so enjoy looking at all the beautiful photos here everyday on this site. They inspire me to try and improve my skills. Any helpful criticism is always appreciated as there are so many here I admire and learn from - just by viewing the amazing photos.Thanks for sharing your pointers and thanks for sharing your little corner of the world too!

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