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Snapshots

  1. Gathering Nectar

    Snapshot Title: Gathering Nectar
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Observation Hive in ASI Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Honey bees are capable of carrying up to 100 mg of nectar in their honey stomach or crop. The honey stomach is not a true stomach because the digestion of proteins and carbohydrates does not occur th...



  2. Salvia

    Snapshot Title: Salvia
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Observation Hive in ASI Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Perrenial Salvia flowers all summer long.



  3. Garden Phlox

    Snapshot Title: Garden Phlox
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Observation Hive in ASI Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Garden Phlox (P. paniculata) seen here. There are 67 species of Phlox, most of which are found in North America.



  4. Nurse Bees

    Snapshot Title: Nurse Bees
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Observation Hive in ASI Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Nurse bees attend to newly emerging bees, providing them with food moments after hatching.



  5. Newly Emerging Worker

    Snapshot Title: Newly Emerging Worker
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Observation Hive in ASI Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    A newly emerging worker honey bee hatches from a capped brood cell from a frame in an observation hive. It takes 21 days for a female worker to go from egg to adult.



  6. Native Bee Box

    Snapshot Title: Native Bee Box
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Observation Hive in ASI Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    A native bee box sits amongst the flowers of this garden. The box provides habitat for native bees to nest.



  7. More Flowers Blooming

    Snapshot Title: More Flowers Blooming
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Observation Hive in ASI Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    In this pollinator garden one species of flower begins to blom while others stop blooming and other prepare to bloom.



  8. Lillies

    Snapshot Title: Lillies
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Observation Hive in ASI Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Lillies bloom in a flower garden outside the Agricultural Sciences and Industries builing at Penn State University



  9. Honey Bees on Flowers

    Snapshot Title: Honey Bees on Flowers
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Observation Hive in ASI Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Two honey bees gather nectar from a plant with few flowers remaining.