Featured Photography on RB Explore..26 November 2012

Location: She is busy gathering pollen. Taken at FortWhyte Alive, our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Honeybee Queen

An amazing egg laying machine

The Queen is the ultimate egg laying machine and is solely responsible for the 80,000 to 200,000 or so workers and few hundred drones found in a typical established colony. Her life begins much as that of any worker, but it drastically changes when the workers bees decide they need another queen in the hive. There are several reasons a queen could be required during the active season, swarming and replacing the existing queen are two typical reasons.

Just remember that the queen begins her life as another “worker egg” laid by the hives existing queen. With in a few days, for what ever reason, the egg or in some cases the larva of this worker is taken to a special cell called a queen cell and it is there she will develop into a new queen with the help of the workers.….Info from Beemaster.com

NOTE: Our center has an active beehive located indoors where the bees can come and go as they please through a special tunnel, which has been extended to the outdoors, so they can collect nectar.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 150mm Macro Lens, Aperture exp 5.0, Shutter speed 1/800, ISO 200

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 5 years ago

    Great shot, Larry

  • Thanks Shulie

    – Larry Trupp

  • Heather  Waller-Rivet  IPA
    Heather Walle...over 5 years ago

    well done

  • Thanks Heather

    – Larry Trupp

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    lovely, Larry!!!!!

  • Thanks Lois

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    Lovely work, Larry!

  • Much appreciated Barbara
    Thank you

    – Larry Trupp

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 5 years ago

    Terrific clarity Larry!

  • Thanks Al, much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 5 years ago

    Superb capture of the bee Larry. Hats off to you. All the best, Ron

  • Much appreciated Ron
    Thank you

    – Larry Trupp

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 5 years ago

    Larry this is a super shot, love the detail.

  • Thanks ever so much Malcolm
    I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 5 years ago

    Great capture Larry.

  • Thanks Trish

    – Larry Trupp

  • worldtripper
    worldtripperover 5 years ago

    Captured with such an unsusal angle – the detail is stunning and the colours so perfect! Regal, my friend!

  • Marita, I adore your comments
    Taken with my new Sigma Macro Lens

    – Larry Trupp

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 4 years ago

    Awesome macro Larry !

  • Thanks Renee
    Your comments are appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

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