Beekeeping lesson with Roussos with the Samaria Experience Roussos enjoyed having a beekeeping lesson in June with Kristin K Pedersen. It is a nice experience to share knowledge and love for the bees! Thank you so much for the nice fotos!
The bee colony from above. The location of the beehive is in the old village of Agia Roumeli, calmly situated between the mountains.
The bee colony
Roussos uses the smoker to calm the bees down. The smoke does not work as a sedative. Instead it signals to the bees that thereis fire somewhere so they are preoccupied with finding it instead of attacking.
Roussos can usually tell just from opening the beehive how the bees are doing. If they are healthy, active, how they are performing and if they need support.
Roussos is checking out the first honeycomb.
Bees buisily working along.
The queen bee. You can spot her from the colour on her back but a trained eye can find her from her bigger size and slightly different shape.
Roussos is checking out a new honeycomb.
The bees have started to build their wax hexagons on the new honeycomb.