View Full Version : My bee gallery

Jun 20th 2011, 07:36 PM
My name is Mark Edell and my wife and I are in our first season of beekeeping. I am a nature and wildlife photographer and one of my specialty's is macro photography. Bee keeping is a perfect fit with my work so I started taking shots when we inspect our hives.

Riverrat suggested that I posted a link to those shots here. I created a new page on my website dedicated to nothing but bees http://www.markedell.com/Other/Bees . My main site shows all of my gallery's and can be accesses here: http://www.markedell.com Since we are new to beekeeping there is not a whole lot up yet but I will add pictures and video as I go. If there is a shot that you would like to see (close up of eggs, larva pollen...) let me know and I will try to accommodate.

Some of the features:
You will see all of the thumbnails on the left and a larger picture of the selected item on the right. If you mouse over your selected picture you can choose the size you want to view. This will allow you to view some things in amazing detail! Under the main picture you will see a brief description of that shot.

My hope is to document everything I can so others can see some things that may not be visible to the naked eye.


Jun 20th 2011, 08:21 PM
Beautiful pics. Keep them coming.

Jun 20th 2011, 09:03 PM
Very nice pics.

Can you get some close ups of brood in all of its stages, a queen cup, queen cell, pollen,nectar, beebread, etc. etc.

Would make a good sticky post with all of the different things in a hive for the new bees to look at, just thinking out loud.

Jun 20th 2011, 09:36 PM
great photographs. If he can add to this thread we need to sticky it be a great reference for old and new keeps

Jun 20th 2011, 10:32 PM
Thanks guys!
G3farms: there is some queen cells in one of the shots. You can zoom in on them buy selecting the size the the picture. I have some eggs and lava in there as well. I will go for some more tight shots on next inspection.

I have a lens that allows me to take shots up to 5x magnification so as long as the girls are calm I can get some pretty crazy shots.

Jun 25th 2011, 10:37 PM
Added a few more shots today. Nothing out of the ordinary but I did find all the pollen colors interesting.

Jan 26th 2012, 01:07 PM
FANtastic photos, Sir.

I don't get that kind of resolution with my iphone pics :mrgreen:

Jan 30th 2012, 10:03 PM
Thank you :-)