These honeybees are bearding — they’re relaxing outside of the hive because it was too hot inside, allowing it to cool off.
 She’s eating a little sugar off of my finger.
 Managing the hives. Smoke in the foreground. A little smoke triggers an instinct in the bees to eat, and once they’ve eaten some honey, they get really relaxed and happy, so they’re easier to work with.
 Can you spot the queen? Hint: she has a long abdomen.
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