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Beehive

By fotobee  
Tulbagh, South Africa. This is the entrance to my beehive, precariously erected about 12 metres up in a wild fig tree. This was done at great risk to life and limb, and was originally meant to be an owl box. This was to try and get these birds to nest here, and carefully designed for Barn owls. I subsequently found out that they were in fact Eagle owls in the neigbourhood, which favour a completely different design of box ! Never mind, the bee`s have made good use of it, walling up the entrance and leaving only a few small holes for entry and exit. The hive will never be robbed, due to it`s height which is out of reach of anyone, except the most determined of robbers!.

Tags: Beehive Wildlife and nature

Voters: KarenFB, Mike_Young, Bantu and 15 more


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Bantu 6 7 1 India
24 Aug 2015 7:16AM
Well spotted and captured,Martin.

Vikram

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Great beehive with a nice textured capture. Well done Martin.
WesternRed.
Ted447 Plus
6 215 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2015 7:22AM
Great image . Ted. GrinGrin
24 Aug 2015 8:02AM
Its important to give nature a helping hand. I am the bees appreciate it.
A fine record of your efforts.
24 Aug 2015 8:30AM
Wonderful Martin, Have to help the bees as much as we are able to, So pleased you managed to take a photograph of them at work.

Patty and Teddy.
PhilT2 Plus
9 513 29 England
24 Aug 2015 8:39AM
Impressive engineering skills by the bees........but seems you need to brush up on your owls Martin Wink. Fortunately nothing goes to waste
24 Aug 2015 9:03AM
Very good , Martin ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2015 2:26PM
Great looking beehive Martin, good and solid.
Peter
nonur Plus
10 18 13 Turkey
24 Aug 2015 8:51PM
What a different and strange beehive!

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