keepbees Photos & Videos

6 days ago

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1 week ago

The bee hives of Chez Sacry Apiary are cooling off from these scorching summer days. Queen Zenobia of the south hive is slow yet steady in her brood build up, and yields a mellow working force. Where Queen Olympias of the northern hive is steadfast, who’s heirs tend to be a bit more aggressive and protective of their territory. I love them both.

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1 week ago

After 2 hrs of suckin up bees and cuttin out 4 gallons of honey, i finally thought, "maybe i should get a vid of this gnarly ass hive." Just gorgeous!! Ended up with 7 gallons of honey and was able to make 2 new colonies after catchin the big momma.

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1 week ago

Happy Thursday! It is a beautiful day! Have you been soaking up all of this sunshine?😍☀️ We absolutely love it! We have vented supers in. You can increase ventilation at the top of the hive with this vented super for 10-frame hives. It is great for improving air circulation within the hive for summer and it can help control bearding. Each side has screened vent holes for additional air circulation in the hive. OPEN until 5:00 P.M. . . . #beekeeping #honeybees #beesupplies #savethebees #beekeeper #apiarylife #beekeeperlife #bees #instagram #smallbusiness #shopsmall #beestore #backyardbeekeeping #urbanbeekeeping #agriculture #keepbees #summertime #summer #carrollcountybeecompanyandsweets

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2 weeks ago

🍀We found these wild Irish honeybees here in Ireland! We were really excited to see the dark Irish bee in action! Nature designed them to fly in lower temperatures and rain! It's really rare to see Irish bees in the wild, so we felt really lucky!🍀 #irishbees #blackhoneybees #wildhive #wildbees #healthyhive #healthyhoneybees #honeybees #beeks #beegan #europe #ireland #greattrip #alohairishbees #lucky #savethebees #keepbees #garnishisland #workerbees #ireland #beeboysinireland 🍀🌈🐝🇮🇪 we are looking forward to our return to Hawaii July 4🌋🌈🐝

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3 weeks ago

#throwbackthursday to when I had my sweet bees! Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE should keep bees. I believe the world would be a much better place if everyone took the time to connect with nature, and agriculture, and i think Bees are a great introduction into that. This Tolstoy quote says it well “One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees...“. We need food to survive, and we can’t make that food without the sweet little honeybee. As Einstein puts it “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” So as a reminder on this first day a summer, before you go pull out those pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers... just don’t do it. If you can’t grow it organically, find someone who can, and support their efforts. When my neighbor sprayed his lawn, two of my hives died overnight. The stuff they put in those sprays are no joke... so this year, and hopefully forever more, go organic, and think about the little things your impacting when you use those name brand chemicals. Just not worth it. And BUY a hive! (I recommend a Top Bar Beehive over a Langstroth hive, just wayyyy easier to manage being able to check one bar at a time, and not dealing with heavy boxes and supers!) beekeeping is a wonderful hobby, and you can get SO much of this sweet gold for just a few hours of your time each year! I went in my hives every other week- spending only as much time as needed to check the frames, find the queen, and check for any mites/disease/pests. About 15 min per hive. It’s one of the most educational things you could ever do with your family... so do some planning this year, find a spot for a couple hives, and for Christmas, buy a couple family bee hives and bee packages! I recommend two, so that you can compare between the two, & easily spot if something is wrong! Then in the spring (depending on your area) you’ll get your bee packages, and start the amazing journey of beekeeping! “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” Henry David Thoreau

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3 weeks ago

I have a small hive of bumble bees living in an old bird box, today I managed to catch on film one of the bumble bees releasing the excess water it was storing ( bees store water to stop dehydration). I’m told this is quite a cool thing to actually see and film..... and quite tricky to film unless you’re @sirdavidattenborough 😊. . . . #bees #bumblebee #savethebees #beesarelife #beesarecool #ecology #vegan #veganbeelove #birdbox #life #sirdavidattenborough #nature #keepbees #nohoneyforme #beesareawesome

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1 month ago

Beehive renovations are still happening. Some of our old boxes will soon become home decor, because there comes a point when you’ve got to know when to give your bees a little dignity and let go of the decrepit old hives. As I’ve been scraping and painting their hive boxes and frames, I’ve been thinking about all of the houses that I’ve scraped and painted over the years. There have been a lot. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint helps. Sometimes it’s just a temporary fix that only masks the major the disrepair. For now, the boxes that aren’t being held together with duct tape and a prayer are getting cleaned and repainted. The others will eventually become shadow boxes or garden art. Such is life. . . . . . . . . . #beehives #beekeeper #renovation #patina #beeswax #art #makeover #rawhoney #localhoney #thehoneybeequeenapiary #keepbees #fortheloveofhoney #deliciouslyunrefined #propolis #beeyard #beefarm #keeperofthebees

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1 month ago

Happy Saturday! Proper beekeeping apparel is a must for us when it comes to working our bees. We have a good selection of gloves in stock. Stop by today and try our new gloves out. OPEN until 5:00 P.M. . . . #beekeeping #honeybees #beekeeper #bees #beekeepinggloves #ilovebees #savethebees #saveourpollinators #pollinators #keepbees #beelicious #insectlicious #beekeeperslife #beekeepers #honey #ilovehoney # #smallbusiness #girlprenuer #entrepreneur #beeshop #love #instagram #followme #carrollcountybeecompanyandsweets

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1 month ago

I found these bee awareness decorations outside our Mayor’s Office. Very eye catching, colourful and informative. There are some events planed as well to make people to do more to support bees. Over the past 15 years, colonies of bees have been disappearing, and the reason remains unknown. Referred to as ‘colony collapse disorder’, billions of Honey bees across the world are leaving their hives, never to return. In some regions, up to 90% of bees have disappeared! We can all do our bit to support bees. Plant flowers rich in nectar, such as lavender and bluebells, which will help bees find the food they need. There are number of other bee friendly plants we all can plant to support these wonderful insects. Honey bees visit approximately two million flowers to produce ONE pound of honey. To produce TWO pounds of honey, bees travel a distance equal to four times around the earth. Эти фото я сделала возле нашей местной мэрии . Мероприятие для поддержки пчел и для просвещения населения о проблеме. Очень красочно и информативно. Также запланированы Есть некоторые мероприятия, чтобы заставить людей задуматься и делать больше для поддержки исчезающих пчел. За последние 15 лет колонии пчел исчезают, и причина остается неизвестной. Та к называемый «коллапс колонии», миллиарды медоносных пчел по всему миру покидают свои ульи, чтобы никогда не возвращаться. В некоторых регионах до 90% пчел исчезли! Мы все можем внести свой вклад для поддержки пчел. Посадить цветы, богатые нектаром, такие как лаванда и колокольчики, которые помогут пчелам найти пищу, в которой они нуждаются. Есть множество других растений, которые пчелы любят и которые мы можем посадить, чтобы поддержать этих замечательных насекомых. Медоносные пчелы обрабатывают около двух миллионов цветов для производства ОДНОГО фунта меда. Чтобы произвести ДВА фунта меда, пчелы перемещаются на расстояние, равное путешествию вокруг земли четыре раза. Так что если в следующий раз увидите трудолюбивую и красивую пчелку, не спешите ее прихлопнуть 😊 а подумайте что вы можете сделать для их поддержки 😊🐝😊 #bees #beeawareness #keepbees #nature #countryliving #france

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1 month ago

Color scheme: coming to a bee yard near you.

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2 months ago

#bees are amazing, amazing creatures! I've developed my love for bees a couple of years ago when I was asked to do a case study in a community. I've never looked back since. You all know the case of the disappearing #bees that picked up back in 2006. Every little bit of awareness helps in our fight to #savethebees Here are a few things you should know. #beekeeper #beekeepersofinstagram #beehive #honey #beeswax #beekeepers #lovebees #savethebees #apiculture #apiary #keepbees #lovebees

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2 months ago

We've moved! Here's a teaser of our new store. Come visit us when you're in Centurion. We're over at Unit 26, 270 Witch Hazel Avenue, Eco Park Shopping Center, Highveld.

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2 months ago

Yesterday Connor and Carolyn were kind enough to come and help me with the hives at Guilford College before they took off for the summer. This is Carolyn, running her finger along the bottom of the frame to clear the bees to check for swarm cells. We were in this hive for almost an hour, with only a few puffs of smoke. Part of this is their genetic disposition, but I think perhaps a calm, unrushed approach is just as important. "I'm trying to approach them with the calmest most mellow vibes I can" she told me. There were a few that got caught in her hair, but overall they were sweet bees for us. Check out Carolyn's #BeeZen and take a deep, relaxing breath before your next inspection. . . . . . . . . . . . #beekeeping #beekeeper #bees #swarmcells #honeybees #spring #girlpower #keepcalm #keepbees

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2 months ago

Oh bee-have. New queen on campus. Yonce, Bee. Stoked for the new roommates. #keepbees. Only made it beeyond because of the generous mentorship @idahosilversmith graciously offers.

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2 months ago

Hive “A” our very first Hive so letter A for “Apiary18” ——a flagship of sorts!! And it turns out their temperament is on the very busy and Alpha side, they are ALL business! We love them and hubby got his first sting! 😆😳🐝 We were thrilled to spot both Queens today! #beekeeping #apiary18 #Spring2018 #queenspotted #happybees #queenbee #pisgahforest #ncbeekeeping #wildmountainbees #beautifulbees #healthyhive #firstyear #beekeepers #keepbees #beeskeepme 🐝🐝🐝👀👀🐝🐝🐝🐝 #alphahive #flagshiphive #ourjourneybegins #fiestybees 🐝🐝🐝♥️

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2 months ago

Sometimes I wonder how I manage to juggle client meetings and being a mom. And then I realize the answer couldn’t be simpler: I love what I do🐝🐝❤️ I’d go to circus college if it meant I got to juggle like this forever. And you, friend? What’s your true love? #beekeeping #beekeeper #bees #ilovebees #honeybees #savethebees #apiary #apiarist #pollinators #saveourpollinators #gardening #flowers #instagram #follow #instagramlover #smallbusiness #shopsmall #local #keepbees #honey #ilovehoney #honeylover #beelover #beautiful #gardens

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2 months ago

8 years ago, Andy gave me my very first bee hive. He snuck into my backyard in the night and placed it there for me to find the next day. #beekeeping

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3 months ago

My first hands on bee keeping class. Also my first sting to the face. Just my cheek and I scraped off the stinger quickly so I don’t have a huge amount of swelling. I was so excited to spot the queen before anyone else in 2 hives. Whoop whoop!!! 🙌🏻👸🏼 can’t wait to get my own bees. #beekeeper #beekeeping #queenbee 🐝 #keepbees

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4 months ago

🐝it's a good day for Market, come see us at The Sheraton Keahou, 🌈Uncle Roberts Night Market,🌋 or buzz by the honey shop! 🍯 share the ❤️ don't forget to smile😆 #beeboys #beeks #beegan #rawhoney #aloha #lavacider #certifiednaturallygrown #foundationlessbeekeeping #offgrid #permaculture #savethebees #beethechange #keepbees #livealoha #rainorshine #buylocal #supportbeekeepers #sheraton #keahou #uncleroberts #naalehu #puna #pahoa #kona #honeycomb #salves #balms #tincture #tonics #piday 🍀in the photo, @er._.iiic cracking up 😆

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4 months ago

The last honey harvest for the season - it’s thick, dark and spicy 😋I’m slowly transitioning my two hives from the country to my urban, inner city backyard. 🐝🐝🐝 Water and florals are a big issue in country Victoria during the summer months- poor lil bees struggle to survive. I now live close to the Yarra Creek trails, in Melbourne, so water and native flora will be very accessible, as will the hundreds of flowering gardens in the neighbourhood. 🌱 🌱 🌱Health tip: I made some thyme tincture from freshly cut thyme steeped in vodka. It releases the oils into the alcohol, ready for internal use. It’s an expectorant- expels mucus from the lungs and aids all coughs bronchitis, throat and chest sicknesses. Take s spoonful in water 3-4 times a day....with a bit of raw, organic honey. 👌🏽 🐝 🌱 💐 #urbanbeekeeping #organicgardening #slowfood #eatfromtheearth #keepbees #backyardbees #backyardgarden #sustainableliving #growfood #knitterswhogarden #backtobasics #herbalism #slowlifestyle

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4 months ago

The evolution of a queen cell. For sometime this colony had been rather sluggish in terms of brood production and before I could re queen them they decided to raise one on their own. In the first image you can see the queen cell surrounded by a very weak brood pattern. Over time the queen eventually emerged and within a couple of weeks began laying. The last image shows the brood pattern of the new queen which stands in glaring contrast to the pattern laid by the original queen. #beekeeping #keepbees #beekeeper #organic #queenbee #queen #queenrearing #urbanbeekeeping #urbanfarm #garden #urbangarden #love #life #lifeisbeautiful #Zen #zenbeeism #beeherenow #dowhatyoulove #nature #honey #honeybees #savethebees

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4 months ago

Le api sono mie amiche 🐝 🐝 “Ogni ape porta in sé il meccanismo dell’universo: ognuna riassume il segreto del mondo.” (Michel Onfray) 👩🏻‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀👩🏻‍🚀 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 . . . #api #apicoltura #ape #bee #aperegina #queenbee #honey #miele #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #natura #naturalista #salviamoleapi #keepqueenbeealive #keepbees #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #bio #biologico #organicfood #organic #organichoney #organichoneyph #pic #picoftheday #photooftheday #firstpost #sun #saturday #apicoltore #yellow #flowers #queen #queenelizabeth #naturelovers #natur #naturals #natural

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