I came home last week and found one of my son's bee hives had swarmed in our orchard. Luckily my cousin down the road, Jerry Routh specializes in handling such things. He was able to lure the swarm, which is basically half the original hive, into a new hive where the bees and their queen can start a batch of bees. He also had enough queen cells in the old hive to split and create a total of four new hives from it. Jerry's business is Bee Ready Bee's. He sells queens and honey and his facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/BeeReadyBees?fref=ts.
Shot on Lake Jocassee in South Carolina. This was one of those mornings that you remember as a photographer. There was a light fog hanging over the lake at sunrise. As the sun came over the mountains, the fog lifted slightly, and the light that played on the water was spectacular but subtle. What's the old saying? "F/11 and be there." Usage was for an intro shot for an outdoor catalog. Shot on film.
Jerry and Amos Routh work their bee hives near my home in Grays Chapel, North Carolina. They were checking hive strength and marking queens. Jerry raises queen bees for his business Be Ready Bees. His Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/BeeReadyBees.
Kevin and Mikki Teague and son John from Liberty, North Carolina brought their two Belgian mares Pearl and Rose by my neighbor Gary McMasters' farm in Grays Chapel for a little spring workout. Gary hitched the two sisters to a land drag and worked them for a couple of hours to help clear the winter cobwebs. The work horses were raised in the Amish country in Indiana. Kevin bought them when they were around nine years old. They are seventeen and eighteen now.