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Photo: Splitting hives (2020)

By Pratyoosh Kashyap

In this photograph, a bee keeper is demonstrating the process of splitting a bee hive into two. This involved a discussion about prior safety and precautions, when and how to split a hive, the nature of bee colonies, locating the queen bee and following up in the next few weeks to ensure that the colony is healthy and on path to produce honey! Covid 19 made provision of agricultural extension services more crucial than ever, as well as more challenging to deliver the services. This photograph is from the Archuleta county in Colorado, where bee keeping demonstrations were done for the local community as something which could be practiced in one’s yard to even a larger scale operation. The use of visual media in the form of photographs and videos have been of immense help in dissemination of many such programs. By downloading this image, you agree to use the photo within the context that it was taken. You also agree to never use it for commercial purposes. The image always belongs to the original photographer and should be attributed to the photographer and Center for a Livable Future Food Policy Networks Photo Contest. Image credit: Pratyoosh Kashyap; CLF Food Policy Networks Photo Contest, 2020