Established Bee Swarms on Farm, showing you photos of wild “fynbos” flowers in the area and photos of established bee swarms on farm in bee boxes.
Established Bee Swarms on Farm
These beehives were planted on poles to prevent the “raatel” Honey Badger from getting to the hives.
They destroy them.
Spring time came and the fields were alight with these amazing beautiful purple flowers. The beehives
on posts were placed in a great spot. These are hives with supers on. Aloe and fig tree plants in the background.
A Bee super used as a brood box and a three supers on top of the beehive, for a large swarm.
These amazing purple flowers in front of them. Two more hives in the same area, with their food right in front of them.
A bee hive in the bush fields of the dunes in the south western cape. The apiaries are in an area that is
sort after for the wild flowers that are called “fynbos” in South Africa. Some wonderful delicious honey
is obtained from these hives. Note the bees flying around, as they are getting angry that we are near their hives.
A tell tale sign that they have honey in the combs.
Some of the flowers in the bushy fields when there is a clearing. Such beautiful array of color of daisy wild flowers.
The bees get to work on getting pollen and nectar. They fill the combs with this and then the bee itself
turns the nectar into honey and seals the combs off with wax to preserve the honey.
These are the small flowers in the bushes that are named “fynbos” flowers.
Its amazing to go into the fields and just admire all the different species of flowers.
Placing a brood box on the fence pole to catch some bees that fly past as it was on a hill above a
river and “kraanses”.
Great catching spot.
Blue gum trees, The Eucalyptus Tree, is such a great source of food for the bees when in flower.
The honey from blue gum (eucalyptus tree) is darker and oh so delicious, one of my favorites.
Nature is so amazing that different times of the year, there is always something flowering. different
flowers and different times.
Sometimes one has to move the hives to the flowers. But the bees do fly great distances, in the region
of 6 km, to find source of food.
In canola season some established bee swarms are placed near the fields.