Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Swat Team Alert

"A Wake County sheriff's deputy found himself
in serious need of a  
SWAT team Tuesday after getting into a standoff 
with a huge swarm of  
bees that covered his police cruiser."
I'm giving them big points for the SWAT team pun!
Click here to see the whole story complete with picturs

Swat Team

Another story sent to me from the Garden on The Edge shows a unique way of observing bees. 
Click here to see the pictures of the bees under glass. 
Bees will fill the space, no matter where it is. The Langstroth hives that most beekeepers use is designed with what he (Langstroth) discovered to be “bee space” (~3/8”). The space between the frames is just enough that they will build out the comb on each frame but not get carried away and fill it like they did in the jar. There is enough space for two bees to pass one another after the comb has been built out.

1 comment:

  1. Great story! So fun! Good use of the term deadly force, too.