Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by KN4LGM, Aug 5, 2020.
I have a hive in the wall of my garage. I just leave them bee.
QBN... Frau Himmel
Ethereal, this is our hobby thank you
I just extracted a hair over 500# of honey this season. My work (life) schedule only permits me to manage two small yards. Between them, I have 7-10 production (10 frame) colonies and 7-10 nuc/resource colonies. Aside from frames, I build all my own wooden ware. I have a good, reliable source for queens, but next year I am going to start tinkering with grafting.
It is an addictive, labor of love.
I don't keep bees myself, but my sister does. Her bee hives are next to a Clover-filled horse pasture.... and they produce the best honey I've ever tasted.
They are quite fascinating to watch. I've often though about filming them with a long lens.
Does anyone use film now a days ?
I sent a couple of my old Nikon 35mm film bodies (F2S, F3HP) to the camera repairman for servicing this summer and bought some C-41 chemical kits for developing color negatives. Still, I've only grabbed my digital bodies (D200, D750) when I wanted to get some photos. I need to remember to shoot some film!
I have an F2S, an F3HP and two F4s, amoung other film cameras. Love 'em and can't bear to part with them!
Check out Fredrick Dunn on You Tube. He does some fascinating, beautiful, and relaxing videos of honey bee activity and their behaviors. You can actually film them up close to their hives during nectar flows and they shouldn't mind you being so close.
Just don't be directly in front of the entrances.
I use a LOT of film still. I process black and white 4x5, 120, and 35mm.... but I send color over to Pensacola.
The bulk of my film pics are taken with a Mamiya C-220 and / or a Koni Omega Rapid. The lenses are VERY sharp, and they are just plain fun to use! BUT for video and digital stills, the NIKON D610 is hard to beat.
I grow hundreds of flowing shrubs in my yard. Lots of native bees in my yard.
I'm not a bizzy beekeeper, but KL7XO and KL7FG keep beeze. (They're famous hams in these parts).