Beekeeping in the Starks Lab
Myself, REU 2017 interns Poala and Ally, and Lexington High School student Adam on our last day in the field together.
REU 2016 interns James and Joanna installing bees into our field hives!
The queen bee is taken care of amidst all the organized chaos!
On hot days, some bees stay outside the hive to keep cool
Honey bees leaving the hive to find food, and bringing food (pollen) back to the hive.
Worker bees are storing pollen for the coming fall/winter months. Cover: American Bee Journal, March 2017
A worker bee tends the eggs that will develop into her sisters!
Nurse bees taking care of their babies (those things that look like worms).
A drone (male) honey bee larvae being taken care of.
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