If you look at the photo of the hive you will see a small ledge just outside the entrance. This is the landing area. The entrance is small so the bees need a place to slow down so they don't fly into a wall when they enter. About five feet in front of each hive is a very busy flight and landing area just like an airport. As a beekeeper I can use this information to stay out of their way. When I am checking my bees I enter from the back of the hive so the bees don't have to fly around me to get back inside. The first time I checked on them I didn't know this. I stood in front of the hive with hundreds of bees buzzing all around me. They had to fly around my legs just to get home. Now, I do my best to not drive them crazy or get in their way. After all, they are doing all the hard work.
Here is a funny clip that shows just how busy the landing area can be.
God is big and I am small, yet He created me to do big things. He also made honey bees and gave them a great purpose. Join me as I learn about a big thing called beekeeping from some tiny creatures.
Buzz (the blog)
Staring at the dancing bees in an observation hive, it hits me. I love how these tiny creatures communicate. It looks like they're having fun dancing around while telling their sisters where to find some nectar.
This site is digital resource for kids who want to learn more about bees. I started this blog to provide an informative text about beekeeping and bees.
So here goes. Join me on an adventure with bees. I hope we can make learning as fun as the dancing bees informing their sisters.