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Terrific Tuesday Trials: Dauntless

This weeks trial from Preeti is an interesting one. It’s Dauntless. An image that indicates fearlessness.

This one couldn’t have come at a better time for me. And I have something that fits well in my blog.

We’ve been keeping bees for a couple of years now and it’s an interesting hobby and an opportunity to challenge misconceptions.

People have two thoughts about bees commonly.

They sting


Is there honey?

Contrasting thoughts; one fearful one exploitative.

As beekeepers we’ve learned quickly that the honey’s not the most important thing and that bees are often quiet and busy and unlikely to sting you.

Is it dauntless to lift a frame from a hive without protective clothing?


Or is it dauntless to allow a bee to investigate your face?


The bee wouldn’t think so.

In respect of these amazing super organisms another dauntless thing happened this week. Not for the faint hearted but a respectful moment.



And the name of the tattoo shop?




24 comments on “Terrific Tuesday Trials: Dauntless

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 12, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome post Liz thank you for sharing


  2. Debra
    July 12, 2014

    wow wow wow Great tattoo! And the bee on nose picture is priceless.


  3. truckerturningwrite
    July 12, 2014

    Wow! Another Saint Francis in the making. Great post.


    • lizard100
      July 12, 2014

      Thanks very much. St Francis? St Jude more like : )


  4. oursimplyrawlife
    July 12, 2014

    I’ve been reading a book called “The Bees” a fun book about an uncommon bee named Flora 717. It’s from her perspective of life in the hive for a sanitation working bee. So fascinating and fun. The things that go on in the hive are amazing to say the least. Great picture. I definitely couldn’t stand still and let a bee investigate my face. Lol.


  5. Rambling Woods
    July 13, 2014

    Love that tat


  6. solarbeez
    July 13, 2014

    I might be able to pull a frame sans bee suit, but he gets the ‘Self Control under Pressure’ award for the bee on the nose photo. He had to hold the pose long enough for the camera. Wow!
    I like the tat, but not sure if I’m ready for one yet. 🙂


  7. Preeti
    July 13, 2014

    Stunned at the bravery of the guy! His antics with the bee…wow..dauntless indeed. Nice set of shots & love that each week on Triple T you fit the shots so beautifully with your blog’s theme….thanks for sharing!



    • lizard100
      July 13, 2014

      Thanks very much. I’m really enjoying the inspiration. Especially when I don’t see a connection right away!


  8. quarteracrelifestyle
    July 13, 2014

    Oooh, he’s very brave! And I love the tattoo 🙂 Our desire to have bees has little to do with the honey as well, that is a bonus. It’s for the bees… and hopefully aid in pollination but I have to say I do have a new respect for them and find them utterly fascinating. Not too long ago they were just something I would spray or shoo out of the house!


    • lizard100
      July 13, 2014

      It’s certainly something to learn every day. We’ve had nine swarms this year. The bees are amazing creatures. The way they enjoy our flowers is fascinating too and I’ve started to notice many other types of bee too. Mira amazing what he’ll do for a photo blog entry eh?


  9. QwenL
    July 14, 2014

    Great tattoo! I love the “nosy bee!” truly a fearless man 🙂


  10. Joanna Dobson
    July 15, 2014

    Love this post. I am so envious of people who keep bees. Maybe one day …


    • lizard100
      July 15, 2014

      It’s fairly straightforward. When the time comes I hope it works our for you : )


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  12. nowathome
    July 16, 2014



  13. tgeriatrix
    July 17, 2014

    No, thank you, I wouldn’t like to do that! Great pics!


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