Beekeeping in the Starks Lab

Chilling with the bees
Chilling with the bees

Myself, REU 2017 interns Poala and Ally, and Lexington High School student Adam on our last day in the field together.

Installing bees
Installing bees

REU 2016 interns James and Joanna installing bees into our field hives!

Spot the Queen
Spot the Queen

The queen bee is taken care of amidst all the organized chaos!

Hanging out
Hanging out

On hot days, some bees stay outside the hive to keep cool

Foraging in the fall
Foraging in the fall

Honey bees leaving the hive to find food, and bringing food (pollen) back to the hive.

Packing in the pollen
Packing in the pollen

Worker bees are storing pollen for the coming fall/winter months. Cover: American Bee Journal, March 2017

Worker and eggs
Worker and eggs

A worker bee tends the eggs that will develop into her sisters!

Inside the hive
Inside the hive

Nurse bees taking care of their babies (those things that look like worms).

Baby drone
Baby drone

A drone (male) honey bee larvae being taken care of.

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