Karah Serine

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Nature Photo….. Bee in Flower.

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“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left.
No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more man.”.

by Albert Einstein

My attempt to capture a bee in a flower with my phone. I think it is time I get a real camera. :)

Bee Trivia

How many bees in a hive?   50,000 or more

How far does a hive of bees fly to bring you one pound of honey?  
More than 55,000 miles.

How many flowers must honey bees tap to make one pound of honey?
About two million flowers, give or take.

How many flowers does a honey bee visit during one collection trip?  
A worker bee visits about 50-100 flowers during each trip.

How do honey bees “communicate” with one another?  

They communicate by “dancing.” Honey bees do a dance which alerts other bees where nectar and pollen are located. The dance explains direction and distance. Bees also communicate with pheromones, a unique odor common to the particular beehive.
How many wings does a honey bee have?  
Each honey bee has four wings.
Honey NEVER spoils.  If it crystallizes, just put the jar in hot water and liquefy it again.
What Scotch liqueur is made with honey? Drambuie
“The secret of my health is applying honey inside and oil outside.” - Democritus (lived to be 109)
Royal Jelly: Royal Jelly is a milky substance produced in a special gland in the worker bee’s head. The Queen is fed Royal Jelly by the workers
  • There are three kinds of bee in a hive: Queen, Worker and Drone
    • The Queen bee lays eggs
    • The Worker bees are all female and they do all the work for the hive including cleaning, feeding the babies, feeding and taking care and building and repairing honeycombs
    • The drone bees are all male and work outside the hive collecting water, pollen and nectar
  • If a worker bee uses her stinger, she will die

English: Female Honey Bee Morphology for the a...

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This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 46th week, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Author: Karah Serine

Actress SAG-AFTRA and Photographer Acting Web Site: www.karahserine.com Blog: www.karahserineblog.com Photography by Karah Serine: http://karahserinephotography.wordpress.com/

2 thoughts on “Nature Photo….. Bee in Flower.

  1. great post Kara! welcome change from all the deep discussions and ranting on other posts :)

  2. Thanks Raunak, I agree I think it is time to lighten it up. ;)

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