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More bee pictures!

Bee Tree

Some of the older maple trees along our street (the ones that didn’t get blown down by the Columbus Day storm in 1962) are rotting out from the inside. One of them has a nice opening about 12 feet up which is just the right size for a honeybee colony to set up home inside.

I finally made it down there (while helping Silas walk a friend home from a playdate) with a telephoto lens and I got a couple of marginally in focus pictures en passant. I’ll have to go back again without bears in tow tomorrow or the day after so I can get focus into the middle of the swarm instead of at the near edge.