Monday, August 3, 2009

Macro Monday At The Frog Pond Honey Factory

Jane, Stella and I extracted 21 pounds of honey from our oldest hive yesterday.



Golden stained glass honey in the sunlight.



A tiny cluster of uncapped honey in a bottom corner of one frame. The bees don't cap (cover with wax) each honey cell until the moisture content is just right. They fan it with their wings to evaporate the excess water.



Good to the last drop.

I'm not sure these are actually macro shots, just close ups. Or maybe that's the same thing. Still learning...

15 comments:

dibear said...

Sara, these shots are really interesting. Nice job. :)

chloe said...

they are macros & you did well :)

Alice said...

The photos fill me with wonderment at the work of God's creation. Thanks for sharing. Now.... where are the biscuits?

WildBlack said...

You did Great Buddy! :D I love the detail in the second one! 21 pounds of honey is too much! Hope bees are not gonna sue you for that! lol!*bee movie* :P
Get a bit more closer to your subjects, you'll enjoy macro photography! ;)

Ed said...

Deffinatly qualify as macros!!! Great shots, love fresh honey!!!! :-)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

These are amazing! I don't think I've ever been that close to a honeycomb! Neat!

~Lisa

Kelly said...

Wow...love the photos! So interesting!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very interesting macros! You did just great! :)

Celeste said...

How fascinating, great post.

CTG Ponies said...

Awesome! I've never seen a honeycomb that close before.

Denise said...

I will have to send your inspirational pics to my friend who is just getting started with bees.

DayPhoto said...

What cool photos!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

colleen said...

Just beautiful photos. Like you I'm still learning, but if this is what you have now I can't wait to see what you do when you know what you're doing....

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

those were all rally cool.. I agree with Alice, that is the wonderment of Gods creation!

You asked about the flower on my Macro post, it is the flower off my Mimosa tree. We call it our Dr Seuss tree, it gets loaded with these funny pink flowers..

lisa said...

Great shots, my husband is going to start honey bees next spring!!

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