Friday, October 23, 2009


Last Saturday D.J. and I were going on a walk. We were kind of getting tired so we decided to go sit in a tree. We sat down in the tree and heard buzzing. It kind of sounded like flies on something dead, but then I saw bugs buzzing around a tree. I thought they were wasps and I was thinking about running (because I have wasp phobia) but I realized they didn't look like wasps. After a while of watching, I borrowed my brother's jacket and wrapped it around my head so if they were wasps they couldn't inflict as much damage to my head. I slowly approached. As I got closer, I became more and more sure that they weren't wasps. That's when I realized that they were bees! I slowly walked a little closer and realized that they looked like honey bees. There were two openings in the tree. One was a hole about three or four feet off the ground, the other was a small crack about three or four feet from the top of the tree. They weren't aggressive and it was really fun watching them. I now know that they are honey bees. It is really odd because we've never seen honey bees in a hollow tree before! It's also really neat because I'm thinking about becoming a beekeeper. Here are some pictures:

The lower entrance.

A few bees I took a picture of.

The entrance again.

The top entrance.

The hollow tree.



  1. Hi Danny

    What are you going to do with the bees?


  2. Hi David,

    I'm probably going to wait to do anything until spring.


  3. This is SO neat! I have wasp phobia, too - especially yellow jackets, which live around here in large numbers. They will just land on you and sting you, with malice aforethought, for no reason. I had a terrible time in the fall, especially, when I was sun bathing. Nasty creatures.