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Old Jul 10, 2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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Can you guess what this is?
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Old Jul 10, 2007, 10:47 AM   #2
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A huge beehive built on the sunshade of my office building.
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Old Jul 10, 2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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The bees seem to have decided on keeping a distance.. they are vacating the hive.
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A portion of the hive that looks a little different..
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Old Jul 10, 2007, 10:50 AM   #5
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Another view, of the border of the hive.
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An unusual series of shots. How close did you get to the hive?
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Old Jul 10, 2007, 6:31 PM   #7
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Thats one impressive beehive!! Well captured too

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Old Jul 10, 2007, 9:34 PM   #8
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How close did you get to the hive?
About three feet, I guess. They were very quiet and minding their own business, so I had no problem in opening the window and getting a direct shot, unlike the last time when I had to shoot through the glass.
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Old Jul 10, 2007, 10:38 PM   #9
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Very, very nice shots. Back in the early 80's I had 12 rather large beehives in the back yard. It was a great experience working with the bees. I wish now that I had taken some photos of the hives, especially when I opend them to to take the honey. My wife wouldn't even come near. Of course, I did wear a bee suit. But beekeeping is an intriguing hobby. I would take quite a bit of honey from these hives, spring and summer. I always left the late fall honey for them to winter on.
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Old Jul 11, 2007, 7:41 AM   #10
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Thats very impressive and great shots. No way I would have gotten that close. I have had bad experiences with aggresive wasps at my work. If it flys and has stingers I stay away!!
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