Category Archives: Honeybee

Update On The Honeybees In The Maple Tree

Since I’ve had a few people email me, I thought I would just create a new post concerning the hive of Honeybees that appeared in my Maple tree yesterday. I don’t recall how I numbered my possible options yesterday on what to do regarding the hive that suddenly appeared in my Maple tree, but I […]

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Drought, Hummingbirds, Honeybees, and Butterflies

I need to get a few things off my chest (actually just one thing).  This drought.  It’s driving me nuts.  This whole weather thing is driving me nuts actually.  On the East Coast they’re flooding.  Down here in Texas we’re drying up.  Is this the effects of global warming?  What will this wacky weather mean […]

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Monarch Butterfly Getting Nectar From Maple Tree?

In addition to the Cedar Waxwings behaving in an interesting way, I also witnessed a Monarch Butterfly do something I’ve never seen before. Today, I released one of the Monarchs that eclosed a couple of days ago.  The Butterfly got a nice draft of wing, and gently floated to our Maple tree.  That’s when it […]

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Young Male Monarch Fighting With Honeybee

We had a total of 4 Monarchs hatch today; 3 females and 1 male.  The 3 female Monarchs flew away as soon as they were released but the male Monarch stayed for a while on the Purple Coneflower. Of course, life is not easy for a Monarch Butterfly, and while this Butterfly was just trying […]

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Praying Mantis Eating Honeybee

This post should illustrate that you just never know what you might find if you look close enough. So I’m out in the backyard today, taking some pictures of Butterflies, when I notice this Honeybee that looks like its head is stuck in between the leaves of this plant.  My first thought (seriously) was how […]

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Butterflies And Bees

Active day today for Butterflies and Honeybees.  They tend to fight on the Cigar Bush.  We also had two Eastern Black Swallowtails hatch and one Polydamas.  The Skippers were lively today as well.  Last but not least, there were a couple of young Monarchs flying around. My best shot I’ve ever taken of the Fiery […]

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7D Does Hummingbirds

Managed to get a few pictures before it got dark.  I’m still not quite happy with how these are turning out but I’m sure it’s me and not the camera.  I haven’t managed to figure out what type of focusing to use and it’s getting dark so fast I haven’t had time to experiment, especially […]

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Flying Honeybee

In my previous posts tonight, all the pictures were taken with my 70-200mm rental lens.  I’ve been complaining (on here and to Leecy) about my disappointment with the sharpness of this lens.  Just for kicks, I grabbed my trusty old 100-400mm lens to see if perhaps I’ve never really taken any sharp photos before.  In […]

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