Recently, Anand Varma was asked to photograph the life of bees for National Geographic. He found a local Berkeley beek named Alice Rosenthal who agreed to let him use her hive for the project in exchange for a warm place for her hive to recover over winter. What resulted is nothing short of spectacular.
Learn more about Varma’s technique to achieve this powerful video and be sure to check out the masterpiece below (or by clicking here).
I was on a hike one day and discovered a tree stump with a hive of honey bees in it. Is there anyway to remove the hive and bees? The stump is open on the top and they fly in that way. I was wondering about winter what will happen to the hive. If I can’t extract them should I put a roof on it?
Thanks for the info. Lou
PS. I am not a beekeeper, but have been thinking about becoming one.
Unless you have a hive box to move them into, leave them alone. Wild honeybees are experts at picking out their hive locations.
In order to remove the hive, you will need to cut the stump open. Are you prepared for that?
Are you sure they are honey bees? Yellow Jackets love a good tree stump too.
It’s a great video, but seeing the varroa mites makes me so sad for the pupae.