keepbees Photos & Videos

1 week ago

Worked the bees this weekend. Found queens in all hives. 😊👑🐝 We added a few boxes to a few hives, checker-boarded a couple too (adding an empty box, but switched out a few empty frames with full ones to disrupt any swarm behaviour and get the bees reorganized to working a new box and keep it all flowing smoothly.) We did locate a weak queen, she was a cast-off swarm from our original hive, after we first did our split. She is small and not a great layer so far; most likely we will requeen her. All in all, the bees are looking quite good. Swipe through to see queens, fuzzy bees, honey, pollen, and general beekeeping. #beekeeping #treatmentfreebeekeeping #beekeeper #beekeepingcouple #allhailthequeen #queenspotting #queenbee #backyardbeekeeping #backyardapiary #keepbees #honey #pollen #nectar #ilovebees #ilovemybees #beekeepers

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1 week ago

Hotels in Inverness all booked up except on the outskirts of town. Dinners all booked up basically everywhere. So a bit of a bust here, and we just went to the nearby golf club to eat. But it turned out fairly nice. And the absolute stars of tonight were the bees in the flowers just outside, which kept a baby entertained while we all ate peacefully. So it seems apt to honour them with their pictures. Love your local bees, everyone! #lovebees #keepbees #coveredinbees #bees

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4 weeks ago

Exciting afternoon at the plot. Noticed a lot of bees and then found a small swarm had settled on the neighbours broad beans. The local bee society came to collect them. It was amazing to watch. They were so placid and clever. Me thinks it’s a sign we need to have bees at the plot. #honeybees #keepbees #swarm #honey

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1 month ago

A pak ze mi uletely. Chovejte vcely, je jich malo! 🐝 #keepbees

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1 month ago

🐝 #newbeekeeper BEE like Margit & Anneliese... They rented each one an APIQUS beehive for the whole season. 👉We take care of the hives and our clients enjoy the honey, pollination and increase the number of bees up to 50.000 ☝️😱 . . . Unsere zwei Neu Imkerinnen mit ihrem gemieteten Bienenstock von APIQUS. 👉Während wir uns um alle anfälligen Aufgaben kümmern, genießen unsere Kunden ihren eigenen Honig, wertvolle Bestäubung und vergrößern den Bestand um 50.000 Bienen ☝️🐝 Congratulations and welcome to the APIQUS bee family 👩🏽‍🌾🐝❤️ #bees #beesinthebackyard #beekeeping #beekeepersinthemaking #honeybee #beehive #rental #fullservice #makeachange #keepbees #savethebees #startacting #savetheplanet #helpyourself #beewithus

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2 months ago

@bostonbeeco hives are housed at farms and residences and even commercial properties. The variety of flowers their bees encounter within Massachusetts is extensive! Aside from locally produced honey, Mark and Courtney also offer home and selfcare products made with honey, wax, and pollen. #farmersmarket #farmersmarketkingston #kfm #kingstonma #southshorema #edibless #edible #southshore #eatlocal #buylocal #shoplocal #smallbusiness #summer2019 #localfarms #smallfarms #localfarmers #beekeepers #honey #localhoney #massachusettshoney #keepbees #beefarmer #honeybees #savethebees #pollinators #lakeville

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3 months ago

I don't particularly care for cleaning out dead hives. It never gets any easier and it always breaks my heart. I don't see any signs of why this colony collapsed either and surprisingly in this pile I didn't spot a single mite. It's a disappointing end to such a good season but no matter how many years end like this I will never give up on them. #bees #honeybee #honeybees #honey #keepbees #dead #deadhive #colonycollapse #why #Zen #zenbeeism #beeherenow #beherenow #winter #colony #buzz #farm #apiary #garden #organic #organicgardening #love #life #live #dogood #bewell #dowhatyoulove

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3 months ago

Sabia que pode ajudar as abelhas desde casa? Plantas como a menta, são uma fonte de alimento para as Abelhas. É uma planta fácil de manter no jardim ou em vaso e atrai as abelhas dando-lhes o néctar indispensável para a produção do mel e para a criação de novas abelhas na colmeia. . . . Did you know you can help bees from home? Plants such as mint are a source of food for bees. It is an easy plant to keep in the garden or in pot and attracts the bees giving them nectar indispensable for the production of honey and for the creation of new bees in the hive. www.beesweet.pt/loja #mint #honey #beefood #helpthebees #loveforbees #honeybees #beeplants #hive #nectar #gardens #beelife #keepbees #attractbees #fromhome #gourmet #beesweetbeesweet

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3 months ago

Nuevo artículo sobre ventilación colectiva en abejas. Estas se auto organizan en dos diferentes regiones en la entrada de la colmena y continuamente están entrando aire frío y evacuando el aire caliente 🔥 🐝 🔥 🐝 🔥 🐝 🔥 🐝 🔥 New paper on collective ventilation in honey bees. Fanning bees self organize and separate into regions of continuous inflow and outflow. 🔥 🐝 🔥 🐝 🔥 🐝 🔥 🐝 🔥 Source: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2018.0561 #biodiversidad #biodiversity #honeybee #beekeeping #beekeeper #keepbees #research #apicultura #apiculturacolombiana #abelha

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4 months ago

🐝 Any of the healing properties that so many civilizations have touted in propolis throughout the ages have been confirmed by modern day science. Research has demonstrated its 🌟anti-bacterial, 🌟anti-fungal, 🌟anti-viral, and 🌟anti-inflammatory properties, its ability to protect the liver, to increase the body’s natural resistance to viruses and infections, to heal problems of the mouth and gums, and to treat peptic ulcers (among other attributes). 🌟 At least 180 different compounds have been identified so far. If that’s not a little miracle in a glass jar I don’t know 🤷‍♀️ what is! 🐝 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛 . . . #propolis #health #antibacterial #antivirus #antiviral #bee #beegood #beesarecool #keepbees #savethebees #welovebees #ilovebees #beehappy #happybees #happyyou

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4 months ago

About 40 of our hives are in the tahune, where an out of control fire is currently burning. We tried to tend to them earlier in the week but the roads were impassable and we were advised by fire services to leave the bees and hope for the best. There is nothing at all that we can do except hope our girls are alright and say a huge #thankyou to the #emergencyservices for everything they have done already. In the mean time, you can help them by leaving a sideplate with honey and water outside. The bees will be tired, hot and thirsty. Your contribution will mean the world to them. #staysafe #tasmanianbushfires #bushfires #hothothot #hotday #keepbees #beekeeping #refubees #savethebees #honeybees #thirsty

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5 months ago

PETTING ZOO FRIENDS! Did you know there are nearly 20,000 species of bees around the world? This one is the rusty patched bumble bee (bombus affinis) native to the mid/northern parts of the U.S and Canada, hence why they’re so furry⛄️! 🚨These babes are on the decline in 87% of their home region and making their way to the endangered species list, hence why a petting zoo might not be all that unrealistic 😥 . . . . . #godsavethequeen 🐝 #tinypollinators #pollinators #endangered #beekeeping #keepbees #helpfarmers #tinybusiness #tinyworkers #pettingzoo #imgonnaloveitandsqueezeitandcallitmyown #elmyrafeels #beesomebody . . . . 📷 @universityofsaskatchewan

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5 months ago

Above is a great list developed by University of Kentucky and Horticultural Research Institute that lists bee-friendly plants that are native to the area! In order to raise bees properly, their environment must be clean of harmful pesticides and abundant in plants they can pollinate! Keep this in mind when planning your spring garden to help our native bees feel more at home:)🐝 #beefriendly #bee #osmiabee #solitarybee #keepbees

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5 months ago

People often ask me what a cut out is exactly. When honey bees move into a structure, such as a house, the property owner will usually want the bees removed some way or another. A cut out is the process of removing the hive and giving it a new home. Bees will often find their way into your home through a small hole and make it their home. However, most people don't realize bees have moved in until after they've already been there for a few months at least. That's plenty of time to build comb and create a decent sized colony. We cut open the floor, wall, ceiling, or whatever and use a special bee vacuum to suck up excess bees. We then separate honeycomb from brood and drone cells (the eggs or larvae) and put them in frames and into a nuc (nucleus) or hive box, while the honey usually goes to the homeowner. Then when we get home, we add the bees from the vacuum to the rest of the hive in the nuc/hive box! On another note, I need to find me some better tunes for background music. . . . . . . #bee #bees #honeybee #honeybees #honey #raw #rawhoney #beehives #beehappy #beekeeping #beekeeper #beekeeperlife #apiary #apiarist #savethequeen #savethebees #beeswax #comb #insect #stangsapiaries #dontgetstunggetstang #gopro #beesofig #keepbees #beekeeping101 #backyardbeekeeper #nature

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