Sunday, June 29, 2008

The bees and the birds

The second annual National Pollinator Week was celebrated June 22-28.
So I learned from Michelle in her very informative post at Rambling Woods. Thanks, Michelle, and thanks to all the bees, birds, insects, and bats who do such important pollination work.
These bee boxes sit among the olives and other trees native to the Mediterranean Woodland type of forest.
The beekeeper said it was a record harvest of honey this year. Sweet!
When he is tending his bees I am not allowed to walk my regular path in the woods.

From here in the Jerusalem Hills we see Jerusalem over on the hilltop.

Every weekend you can enjoy other bloggers' animal pictures at the Camera-Critters meme.

21 comments:

ShutterHappyJenn said...

Hmmm... I think I can't go near a beehive... I am afraid to get sting!

My camera critters picture is posted HERE.

Hope you could drop by. Thanks!

the donG said...

wow! i like the view of jerusalem from there.

juliana rw said...

great post

Mine in here Thanks

Picturing of Life said...

i never too close with lots of bees like that ;)

Visit me in here

Steven and Aisha said...

This is really nice! I just love honey. Thank God for the bees.

kjpweb said...

Nice post. Especially nice seeing the Hills again! Toda!
Cheers, Klaus

Rayne said...

That is really interesting. I wouldn't expect the hives to be kept in the woods but it does make sense now that I think about it. I am a coward, always afraid of being stung so I would probably avoid that area as much as possible.

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

Some gorgeous scenery in this series...nothing beats fresh honey!

Gretchen said...

I'm very allergic to those critters, to you won't find anything like that near me. :)

Michelle said...

Thank you for posting about bees and how lucky those bees are!!!! The poor bees are losing their way back to their hives and who hives are dying. They think it might be pesticides as one factor..We need bees to grow our food...

fishing guy said...

Dina: That is a way to capture a whole family of creayures at once. Very nice CC post.

ratmammy said...

Ohhh... bees!! i'm very afraid of them.. used to get stung a lot as a kid.. but i find them fascinating and i love honey!

Dick said...

Informative post and great pictures. Thank you.

Misty Dawn said...

I understand all about how helpful and beneficial the bees are, because we had an apple orchard, and we just started another orchard here on the new farm.

However, I must confess - I have a fear of bees, which is the result of stepping on a yellow jacket's nest as a child.

This is a great post - as always! ;-)

i beati said...

interestng bee population ahs dropped 25 per cent nationwide - they do not know why?

Kris McCracken said...

Henry does a tremendous impersonation of a bee. It’s great to see these pictures, they tell an interesting tale.

Donna said...

My husband's uncle use to tend to bees.....there was Always fresh honey.....hughugs

the teach said...

I don't think I'd WANT to walk my regular path til the bees were finished their work and gone back to sleep! Ha! :)

Kay said...

It's nice to see that you are not having problems with the lack of bees that the U.S. is having. They're having trouble getting crops pollinated because of the dwindling bee population.

Tipper said...

Oh I love the bees. I've always wanted to be a bee keeper.

Mrs. B said...

oh, how I like looking at bees and hives, found your blog via PasadenaAdjacent, and love the pics of Jerusalem, would love to visit one day... we have 3 hives