One of my latest hobbies is bee keeping and I spent a weekend recently near Toowoomba learning how to rob a hive. Not only was it a chance to understand these amazing creatures better but also an opportunity to spend time with beekeepers who probably had some 75 years of experience between them.

In between extraction duties I managed to snap a few very quick photos of activities, a rather difficult process with sticky gloved hands. But the result of which is a new gallery on my database – check it out here. I hope to add to this in future when I get my own hives.

Here are some of the images.

Smoking the bees to subdue them.

“The only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey….and the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it.” – Winnie the Pooh

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