beekeeping Photos & Videos

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It’s unfortunate to see that the red colony has lived up to its colour and has gone hot! At first I thought they were angsty from the dearth but now this feels like something else. Barely got a brood frame lifted before this happened. Any ideas if the colony is worth saving before winter? #beekeeping #ontariobeekeepers #bee #honey #pollinators #hothive

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11 minutes ago

Fall and Summer, the complement each other well 👌🏼

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26 minutes ago

We’ve named our beekeeping operation Wild Apple Apiary after the gnarly old apple tree growing next to the hives. The honeybees are looking healthy and are making a decent amount of honey. We’re hoping for a warm fall so they get a good start on winter 🍯🍂☀️ #beekeeping #pollinators #wildapple

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30 minutes ago

Sending out virtual “Hive Fives” 👋🏽 for anyone who can comment correctly below on why so many bees are at the front of the hive and what it’s called! 1...2...3...GO! 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏾‍♂️ . . #beekeeping #beekeeper #trivia #didyouknow #scienceiscool #naturesbeauty #lovetheearth #gogreen #sustainabledevelopment #sustainableagriculture #funfact #honeybee #instagram #instalike #savethebees #🐝 #startup #education #mothernature #likeforfollow #picoftheday #naturephotography #beekeeperlife #beehive

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31 minutes ago

#supercedurecell #beekeeping Hive is either in trouble and looking to replace the queen...or very healthy and preparing to send off a swarm... Definitely more bees than mid-summer but not quite as much as I anticipated... 2nd super is mostly empty with a few frames of partially drawn comb...lots of burr comb everywhere. I may have overfed early on and caused the queen to become honey-bound (syrup-bound?) Or the hive may have not been adequately vented during the non-stop heatwave this summer...or they didn't get much forage time because of the non-stop rains...or I'm worrying about nothing... Seemed like a lot of open cells, a few of pollen, and not much else...although, I didn't examine every frame, nor did I really look into each cell for eggs...gonna hit the books then dive back in there in a day or two.

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38 minutes ago

We’re currently immersed in the incredible seaweed chapter in Milkwood - the new book from Kirsten and Nick of @milkwood_permaculture. . Kirsten and Nick head north today for a special seaweed dinner at @fleetrestaurant tomorrow, a family seaweed foraging picnic in Byron on Saturday morning and a talk at Brisbane’s Avid Reader on Saturday afternoon. . Hit up www.milkwood.net for more info on each event! #milkwood #milkwoodbook 📸 @hellokateberry

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40 minutes ago

Hello All Welcome to Dolly's Natural Apiary. We are a small family run business in Hainault Essex. Our main objective is to help save the bees, so we are completely chemical and treatment free in our husbandry. Ethically we also refrain from clipping the queen's wings, as if they thrive well enough to swarm into the wild. That is partly job done in introducing another colony to the wild, as well as letting you know your give is thriving. #bee #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #honey #honeybee #savethebees #savethebees 🐝 #apiary #apismellifera #hainault #localhoney #essex #dollysnaturalapiary

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46 minutes ago

It's finally warm enough to feed. We barrel feed up here. That means putting about 200 liters of sugar syrup in a barrel and topping it off with some hay for the bees to stand on. These 40 or so colonies should take this back in a day or two. #beekeeping #alberta #farmlife

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50 minutes ago

Here comes the fall season! 🍁

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52 minutes ago

Yesterday was harvest day.... What a long and tiring day but SO worth it! Here we have a gorgeous frame of honey, comb with two different colored honeys, and some good old fashioned honeycomb processing. You can purchase our local raw honey and fresh cut honeycomb by sending us a direct message, or stay tuned to see which market we will be at on the weekend! #hualalaiapiary #harvest #rawhoney #mel #miel #meli #rawhoneycomb #bee #abelha #abeja #beekeeping #apicultura #apiculture #buylocal #eatlocal #smallfarmer #supportsmallbusiness

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55 minutes ago

Honey Fact: Honey bees do a dance when they return to the hive to tell other bees where the flowers are 💃🏻🌸🌼💃🏻🌸🌼💃🏻🌸💃🏻🌼💃🏻🌸 pc @jasminedowling

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1 hour ago

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1 hour ago

It has been a fantastic year for my sunflowers. I got all of them topped before all of the rain and wind this past weekend. The ones that I have planted for fall made it through the storm and are ready for some sunny days. 🙌❤️🌻 What is your favorite variety of sunflowers? . . . #sunflowersofinstagram #gardening #instabeautiful #gardeninglife #farmlife #foodforbees #beekeeperslife #honeybees #beekeeping #flowersofinstagram #beautiful #beeutiful #raisedbeds #raisedgardenbeds #flowergarden #floweraddict #flowerbed #seasons #summertime #summer #september #startingtofeellikefall #countrylife #blooms #bloomsoftheday #gardentherapy #virginiagardens #virginia #southwestvirginia

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1 hour ago

Oh, hey there honeycomb! Did you know that honeycomb is one of nature’s finest delicacies? We are so blessed to be able to enjoy this wonderful treat! We have limited availability of honeycomb from this year’s season! If you would like to purchase some of our local honeycomb, contact me! #freshfromthehive #honeycomb #superfood #antioxidants #antibacterial #antifungal #antiviral #naturalantibiotic #immunitybooster #dailydoseofhoney #tranquilhillapiaries #wildflowerhoneycomb #showmethehoney #honey #honeybee #beehive #pollen #nectar #beekeeping #beekeeperslife #backyardbeekeeping

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1 hour ago

This Saturday we will be at @aidebodycare talking bees! Join us at 10am sharp for a FREE bee seminar! We will discuss how we started our journey and why we do what we do. We will also be there answering any questions you may have about bees, beekeeping, farming etc. Oh and we will have lots of our honey to sample and purchase! ▪️ There will be beeswax candles for sale @honestlynourish Cake pops by @thesocialpops Pressed Flower Home Goods @lisa_terry Floral bouquets by @freshflower Beeswax wraps @mindyourbees Beautiful jewelry @luxe.zen And of course you can shop @aidebodycare fabulous body care products !

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1 hour ago

Freshly harvested propolis, the bees use this to sterilise the hive and keep everything clean. They collect it from trees and it's made up of resins, terpenes, balsams, some beeswax and lots of other amazing compounds. We will be using this to make our propolis tinctures soon.. keep an eye out for it. We use our own propolis and pure fermentation alcohol, not the petroleum based Monopropylene Glycol like the cheaper producers do !! #propolis #beekeeping #tincture #beeswax #Honey #london #kingston #surbiton #richmond #nature #love #beekeeper #honeybee #bee

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1 hour ago

I can’t complain that my Beekeeping mentor has some hives out at a vineyard.

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1 hour ago

Helping with honey clean up!

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2 hours ago

Gets hot in the hive sometimes. 😅 #beekeeping #🐝

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2 hours ago

Did you know that the honeybees see in the ultraviolet spectrum, making them more attracted to blue, purple and violet blooms over others? Check out these Chinese Forget-Me-Nots in our garden, they are buzzing!

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2 hours ago

Wonderful first day of Self Sufficiency Workshop run by Tabby and Alex of Graze Slow Food Cafe in Stanford. After learning about how to raise rabbits and chickens we watched them being humanely killed and then prepared for cooking, found out how to tan their pelts, ate delicious soup made from the veggies in the garden, donned bee suits and opened up some hives and placed pork in the smoke house. A full and fascinating day. #grazerestaurant #grazeslowfoodcafe #selfsufficiency #beekeeping

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2 hours ago

#beehive check up. 2 of 3 are good, 1 hive may have lost their queen and could swarm. I'm a little late supplementing them with food. I'm going to try adding another queen and if it doesn't work then honey harvest it is. This is my first year for bee's so I have an expert come out every few months to teach me. . . . . . . #honeycomb #beelife #beekeeping #beekeeper #bee #beepic #bee

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2 hours ago

Found more abandoned hives. Would love to give the survivors a home with care but loading up a beehive is akin to livestock theft. These are the same owner as the other hives I found I bet. I would be seriously concerned the old guy died. None of the groups of hives I've been finding look like they been maintained all year . . . . #beekeeping #bees #manitobabeekeepers #manitobabeekeeping #honey #honeybees #mystery

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2 hours ago

In order to prevent workplace injuries to our more experienced beekeepers, we make sure ‘Rookie’ (Jimbo) take the reigns of the heavy machinery #worksmarternotharder 🚜🐝

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2 hours ago

Honey bees, like humans, need both carbs and protein to survive. They get both of these from flowers - the carbs come from nectar and the protein comes from pollen. The bright yellow ‘cells’ within the comb in this photo is pollen that has been collected and stored by our bees! If left in a raw state nectar would ferment. To prevent this, so that it can be stored for the winter, bees convert the nectar into honey! 🍯

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2 hours ago

Fall gives me the blues. 💙🍆💜🌸🍅🌶 Not so ironically, all of the colors bees are most attracted to most. Peppers are often self pollinating but native bees help assure the job. Eggplant is also native bee pollinated, and tomatoes are bumble bee pollinated. Sadly, we rarely see bumble bees in Southern California (they prefer wet grasslands and aside from golf courses we have few fields that meet that description). So I hand pollinate tomatoes, but all of these colors attract bees and I assure they have loads of flowering herbs and flora for food. Via: @honeygirlgrows #bee #bee 🐝 #beekeeper #beekeepers #beekeeping #bees #bees 🐝 #beesofinstagram #beeswax

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6 hours ago

The end of the nectar flow triggers the slowing of brood production in our colonies. This slow down becomes especially noticeable as the weather cools and the leaves begin changing color. At this time the queen is laying the eggs that will become the overwintering bees, and perhaps she knows that she is about to have a much deserved break from a busy season of laying! You can help your colony during this transitional period by making sure they have adequate nutrition to raise their winter bees, ensuring their hive is dry and free of gaps or drafts, and reducing the entrance so they can better protect themselves. To learn more about nutritional needs of nurse bees, check out episode of  @beekeeperconfidential now available of  @stitcherpodcasts and  @podbean ! . 🌻Guest host on our feed this week, our friend Mandy Shaw -  @beeingmandy  from Waggle Works! Mandy is President of  @portlandurbanbeekeepers  and provides local swarm removal and bee education. Give her a follow for more sweet bee things! 🐝 #winterizingiscomingiscoming #queenbee #queenlife #beesfirst #beekeeperlife

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