Friday, 22 July 2011

Ants vs Bees



These ants were busily moving this bee up a slope on Corstorphine Hill today.

(Click on the image to make it bigger).

10 comments:

Jade said...

That is incredible

The Weaver of Grass said...

Very busy creatures Juliet.

Captain Shagrat said...

Hi crafty can you confirm for me whether Honey bees are totally protected. My partner Phil is a health and safety manager and just yesterday a swarm turned up on site. He was initially told that you could actually have them destroyed if staff were deemed at risk. Not happy with this he contacted a local bee keeper who came and collected them for a charge of thirty quid.

gabriellebryden said...

Wow, amazing what they can lift - great shot!

bunnits said...

It is amazing what the ants can do. I've watched them move other dead critters of similar proportion to them as this. Unfortunately, here in the Sunny South, we also have Fire Ants and you don't want to get in their way. Ouch! They're quite the biters.

martine said...

cool photograph
thanks for sharing
ants are brilliant, we used to have one of those ant farms and they were a source of endless fascination
martine

Ascender Rises Above ! said...

I was going to say it was the BEEs knees... but it makes me very ANTsy. oh sometimes i amuse myself

Deb G said...

That's determination!

HKatz said...

That's a fantastic capture. You have a good eye to have caught that. People often overlook insects, especially lowly ants.

JM said...

It's almost unbelievable how ants are organized, kind of Orwell's '1984'! :-)