Sunday, October 25, 2009

A video of feeding honey back to the bees:)

thought it might be fun to film the bees enjoying their tribute today. many people say not to do this as it can encite robbing and fighting amongst the bees. i hope this video shows that this is not the case with my bees. they have a riotous, joyful time and the house bees waiting for them in the hive are just vibrating when they receive the honey from the forager bees! i can not only sense through seeing their behaviors, my own being vibrates and glows right along with them! i realize that laying out these combs like this invites other creatures big and small and would not be able to safely do this in a more rural setting. as it is, i put up the frames at dark and re-give them during the daylight hours. i have done this for several years without mishap. something you would have to decide for yourself if you chose to feedback honey the way i do it. i let them be like the bear and glut their fill before winter and then offer it to them this way again in the spring, to help strengthen them. i consider it a gentle, organic way to feed my bees.  enjoy, they and i most certainly did!

 

7 comments:

lemonverbenalady said...

Wow! I'm dizzy, but it was fun to watch!

comfrey cottages said...

lol! so much fun;-)

janet said...

Wow, that was interesting!

*Ulrike* said...

I showed the video to hubby and he said she does just like we do! We have never had a problem doing that either, and we have been bee keeping for 14 years. I think that it is all fascinating!
Take Care!! Ulrike

comfrey cottages said...

hi janet:) thank you for viewing my girls video!
ulrike, that is so cool that you showed this to your husband and it is how you also feed back honey to your bees:) wow, so cool you have kept bees for such a long time and have had the good experiences i have had using this method:) thank you for sharing!
big herbal and honey blessings to you both:)

janet said...

Stop by my blog when you get a chance, I have something for you.

Rita M said...

Very interesting to watch!!