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Milan Wiercx van Rhijn (Proup)  Dutchman lost in France Passionate Beekeeper & Fervent Queenbreeder #bees

Beautiful comb.. Everytime I see constructions like these it amazes me. The best architects in the world are honey bees (I know, bold statement πŸ˜‰)
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Flashback to a few months back. Ben (@bensbeesau ) came visit me and he brought with him a nifty fly toy called a drone πŸ˜‰ Here I am checking queens in their mating nucs. The nucs are installed in the forest on the ground of the castle.
This year has been quite hard for rearing queens! Cold temperatures and lots of rain here in the south.. In the north (and other parts) of France the spring wasn't very bad, it was actually quite good! But right now it's extremely dry everywhere, except where I live. It has never been such a green august.. Unbelievable. And then there are people still believing climate change is a hoax.. #bees #beekeeping #bijen #abejas #bienen #beekeeper #awesome #nature #naturelovers #insects #insect

Look it this wonderfull fellow. Such beautiful colors! Anyone knows what it is?
#insects #nature #naturelovers #wonderful # amazing #ig

I have a few hives next to a field. Last year they cultivated buckwheat, which is fantastic for the bees. This year it's just plain wheat, the bees don't do anything with it. BUT(!), the field is from an organic farmer, which means no pesticides!
Now, it looks like only wheat, but when you look closely, be amazed how much different flowers you can find. Enough for the bees!
This. This is what I find so beautiful and should be the most normal thing in the world. Reducing pesticides (better: zero pesticides) and look how biodiversity will develop..
#bees #bee #biodiversity #organic #abeilles #abejas #flowers #bijen #bienen #amazing #wonderful #nature #naturelovers #france

PHOTOBOMB!
But little did she know that I was actually trying to capture her, and not only the flower.. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„
Who recognises the flower?
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Wow! Not sure what monster entered the hive.. but it sure didn't survive! There were actually two of these carcasses in the hive.. Never make bees angry, however big you are πŸ˜‰
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When you know the introduced queen is blessed! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰
When a colony is queenless, and you place a queen in a queencage on top of the frames, you can see whether they will accept her or not. When they're very willing to accept her, they will be everywhere around and on top of the cage. When they don't want her (already a queen present?), they will just ignore her.. 😯😊 #bees #beekeeping #abeilles #abejas #nature #amazing #wonderful #naturelovers #insects

I made a new friend today. In the meantime I'm getting my lorry driving license :) #bees #bee #beekeeping #nature #naturelovers

Whoahhh!! Look at this landing strip! πŸ˜„πŸ˜ It's very big and only those blue big carpenter bees enter 😍.
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Sun!!!! Finally!!! Let's fill some Apideas to welcome new queens! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
These are like little mini hives: I put bees in then and then a ripe queen cell or a virgin queen. She will get mated and then once she starts to lay eggs she's ready to be transferred to a big colony 😍😊
#bees #bee #queens #queenrearing #beekeeping #abeilles #abejas #bienen #nature #naturelovers #work

Walking with Bastion, trying not to focus on the bad weather.. and I stumble upon a nigella Damascus! Sowed it last year and it's a little present for me during these rainy days! Beautiful 😊😍
#bees #bee #nature #flowers #flower #nigella #damascus #naturephotography #naturelovers #wonderful #beautiful

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