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Dennis vanEngelsdorp's Snapshots

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  1. Honey Bee Hives

    Snapshot Title: Honey Bee Hives
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Waiting for the Almond Bloom
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Honey bee hives set down in a holding yard



  2. Tree in the setting sun

    Snapshot Title: Tree in the setting sun
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Waiting for the Almond Bloom
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    A tree stands alone as the sun sets in the background



  3. Fig Trees

    Snapshot Title: Fig Trees
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Waiting for the Almond Bloom
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Rows of fig trees line the hills and frame this honey bee holding yard



  4. a bee

    Snapshot Title: a bee
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Lancaster Pollinator Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    on bee balm



  5. solitary bee house

    Snapshot Title: solitary bee house
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Lancaster Pollinator Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    mining bees use holes in wood to make nests -- they collect pollen and lay an egg on it, and then sal thier young in with mud. These bees comeout agian next year.



  6. Solitary bee house

    Snapshot Title: Solitary bee house
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Lancaster Pollinator Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    most bees are solitary, mining bees utilize these holes to make nests which they provision with pollen and seal with mud



  7. a bee on cornflower

    Snapshot Title: a bee on cornflower
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Pennsylvania Pollinator Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    a honey bee i think



  8. A bumble bee

    Snapshot Title: A bumble bee
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Pennsylvania Pollinator Garden
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    feeding on lavender



  9. Queen Bee

    Snapshot Title: Queen Bee
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Apis mellifera Collection
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    A queen honey bee amongst its drones and workers



  10. Chalkbrood

    Snapshot Title: Chalkbrood
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Unhealthy Honey Bee Frame
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Cell containing chalkbrood



  11. Comb Cells

    Snapshot Title: Comb Cells
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Unhealthy Honey Bee Frame
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Sacbrood can be seen in the center of this snapshot with larvae to the left and sealed brood to the right.



  12. Sacbrood virus

    Snapshot Title: Sacbrood virus
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Unhealthy Honey Bee Frame
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Sacbrood, a disease caused by a filterable virus affects both worker and drone larvae. However, adult bees are immune to the virus but it can be deadly to honey bee pupae.



  13. a bee egg

    Snapshot Title: a bee egg
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Unhealthy Honey Bee Frame
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:



  14. nectar

    Snapshot Title: nectar
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Unhealthy Honey Bee Frame
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    bees will reduce the water content of nectar to less than 18% before capping with wax



  15. bee bread

    Snapshot Title: bee bread
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Unhealthy Honey Bee Frame
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    pollen stored by bees



  16. more hives

    Snapshot Title: more hives
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: South Jersey Cranberry Bog
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:



  17. Returning Honey Bee Foragers

    Snapshot Title: Returning Honey Bee Foragers
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Honey Bees Pollinating Cranberries
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    This snapshot shows two honey bee foragers on their return flight from the cranberry bog to the hive entrance. The returning foragers are blurry and can be found flying in from the right of the hive ...



  18. Honey Bee Foragers

    Snapshot Title: Honey Bee Foragers
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Honey Bees Pollinating Cranberries
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Here honey bee foragers can be seen entering and exiting the hive entrance. If you look closely you can even see one forager about to enter the hive with its' pollen baskets filled with yellow pollen



  19. Cranberry Flower

    Snapshot Title: Cranberry Flower
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Honey Bees Pollinating Cranberries
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    The cranberry gets its present day name from Dutch and German settlers, who called it "crane berry." It was given the name because when the vines bloom in late spring and the flowers' light pink peta...



  20. Craig Cella Collected

    Snapshot Title: Craig Cella Collected
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Apis mellifera Collection
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    These honey bees were collected and sent in by one of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's favorite Apiary Inspectors Craig Cella.



  21. House on the Harbor

    Snapshot Title: House on the Harbor
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Beech Mountain Acadia National Park
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    This is a snapshot of a home nestled in the harbor off the northern side of Beech Mountain in Acadia National Park



  22. Boats in the Bay

    Snapshot Title: Boats in the Bay
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: View from Atop Beech Mountain
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Boats in the bay at Northeast Harbor Acadia, Maine



  23. Little House on the Bay

    Snapshot Title: Little House on the Bay
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: View from Atop Beech Mountain
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    House and boat on Northeast Harbor in Acadia



  24. Clover Flower

    Snapshot Title: Clover Flower
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Shenandoah River Valley Bees in Meadow
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    single clover flower



  25. Honey Bee Forager on Clover

    Snapshot Title: Honey Bee Forager on Clover
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Shenandoah River Valley Bees in Meadow
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    Here is a snapshot of a honey bee foraging on a clover flower. Can you spot any more?



  26. Bridge Waterfall

    Snapshot Title: Bridge Waterfall
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Acadia Home
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    This is a snapshot of a bridge with a waterfall in the background at the beautiful home of someone in Acadia just off of route 3



  27. Apairy 1

    Snapshot Title: Apairy 1
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Honey Bee Colonies in Maine for Bueberry Pollination
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    An apiary in blow blush blueberry fields in Maine. Note the electric fence around the hives -- to dissuade bears.



  28. little black bee

    Snapshot Title: little black bee
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: sweat bees on flowers
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    This little black bee is one of 400 or more solitary bees native to PA



  29. dead locust

    Snapshot Title: dead locust
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Dead locust
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    and a blue sky



  30. Bee four or after?

    Snapshot Title: Bee four or after?
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Flower garden with bees? first try
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    can you find anymore?



  31. Could it bee one bee or two?

    Snapshot Title: Could it bee one bee or two?
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Flower garden with bees? first try
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    is this the same bee taken in differnt frames or is it two bees looking at the same flower?



  32. I found a bee

    Snapshot Title: I found a bee
    Taken by: Dennis vanEngelsdorp

    Image: Flower garden with bees? first try
    Image Owner: Dennis vanEngelsdorp



    Description:

    this is bee number one...how many more are there



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