Rear leg of a honey bee. It is in this joint where pollen will be crushed and then collected against the leg. Here you can see the rake and auricle of the pollen packer (at lower side of joint), and the pollen brush on the first tarsal segment (right side
Today a bit of a change of pace. Some of you have asked about getting started in beekeeping, so I thought I'd talk about thw two primary ways to get started. I'm not going to discuss equipment, how to choose your bees, or anything else like that.