Pics Of The Day #1124

Nature in Westport:

Baby geese, and mom (Photo/June Eichbaum)

Sparrow eggs — watch them hatch (Photo/Rachel Halperin)

This hive reminded photographer Werner Liepolt of the saying: “Swarm in May, worth a load of hay”

5 responses to “Pics Of The Day #1124

  1. Caryl Beatus

    WHO TO CALL IF I SEE A BEE HIVE? I’M HIGHLY ALLERGIC AND CARRY AN EPI-PEN. I WOULDN’T WANT A HIVE NEAR MY HOME. PLEASE ADVISE.
    THANK YOU.

  2. Howard Halperin

    Just makes you feel a lot better about the world today.

  3. Morley Boyd

    Here’s the full version of the old New England saying that Werner captioned:

    A swarm in May is worth a load of hay.
    A swarm in June is worth a silver spoon.
    A swarm in July ain’t worth a fly.

    That last line is essentially saying that capturing a swarm of honey bees, bringing it home, installing it in a hive box and trying to get it to make enough honey to make it through the winter (about 60 lbs) is pretty much a fool’s errand.

  4. Helen McAlinden

    Dan,

    So nice to see mother nature in action! Thank you for keeping us all up to date with news and lovely pictures.

    Helen