Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Wild bees

This is what is left of a ferral bees nest in a willow tree in a park in Hamilton. An arborist friend said it had been much bigger and full of bees acouple of weeks ago, when I saw it yesterday there were no bees and some of the comb had fallen or been knocked off. It is in an area where few people could get to it, I couldn`t get any closer. There are so few ferral bees around now due to the varroa mite, I was hopeing this one was still viable, but there was no sign of life ..

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