todayintheapiary Photos & Videos

9 months ago

Finally threw a candy board in my hive. I left them close to 50 lbs of honey but I feel like you can never bee too safe with our long, unpredictable New England winters. I generally like to do this back in Oct/Nov but I recently read that a general rule of thumb is to have feeders on before Dec 22nd. Bon appetit! #bees #beekeeping #beekeeper #keepbees #urbanbeekeeping #urbanfarm #grow #diy #todayintheapiary #loveyourself #love #honey #honeybees #beeinspiring #beeherenow #Zen #zenbeeism #beherenow #live #dowhatyoulove #inspire #beeinspiring #sustainability #permies #permaculture #permaculturist #garden #urbangarden #organic #earthsteward #natural #organic

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10 months ago

Propolis is a brown resinous substance honeybees collect from tree buds. It's malleable when its warmed up but also hardens like a glue. They use it to seal up the hive and to polish wax comb. As the winter approaches here in the North East they work tirelessly sealing up the hive with this stuff. As a beekeeper it can be harvested and used for a multitude of useful applications.

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1 year ago

First honey extraction of 2017 is no disappointment. This is all from a new colony that not only swarmed but we also made a split from them as well. My guess is around two gallons here and we still have a over a gallon left from last year. #honey #honeyflow #flow #honeybees #keepbees #zenbeeism #Zen #beherenow #beherenow #honeybees #honey #todayintheapiary #thespicemustflow #staylifted #staylit #stayfrosty #love #life #dowhatyoulove #beinspiring #organic #permaculturist #permaculture #permies #harvest #honeyharvest #2017

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1 year ago

Saturday my friend and I installed a nuc hive I made from a split into a Kenyan top bar hive. There were a few options as to how to approach this and this is the way we decided to do it. As soon as we put it in place normal traffic and activity resumed. It's going to be really interesting watching this colony progress in their new home. #beekeeping #urbanbeekeeping #keepbees #bees #honey #honeybees #savethebees #harvest #love #loveyourself #live #Zen #zenbeeism #beeherenow #permaculture #permaculturist #permies #dowhatyoulove #staylifted #staylit #apis #todayintheapiary #beeyourself #gold #stayfrosty #eat #sweet #garden #organicgarden #organic

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1 year ago

First honey harvest of 2017! This came from a new package that not only swarmed but we also made a split from them and we're still getting honey! Its been such a productive year with all this warm wet weather we've been having so let's hope it continues to bestow us with the gift of food. #beekeeping #urbanbeekeeping #keepbees #bees #honey #honeybees #savethebees #harvest #love #loveyourself #live #Zen #zenbeeism #beeherenow #permaculture #permaculturist #permies #dowhatyoulove #staylifted #staylit #apis #todayintheapiary #beeyourself #gold #stayfrosty #eat #sweet #garden #organicgarden #organic

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1 year ago

Honey will never spoil but crystallization is a natural process. Crystallization may make honey appear opaque or cloudy especially if there is a high amount of pollen in it. Some beekeepers will harvest honey from brood boxes on purpose to produce this quality of a product. This honey came from a hive that didn't make it through the winter. There was quite a bit of it that came out of brood boxes which explains the cloudy appearance. #beekeeping #beekeeper #honey #honeybees #cloudyhoney #bees #apis #todayintheapiary #savethebees #love #zen #zenbeeism #beeherenow #love #life #dowhatyoulove #lifeisbeautiful #beinspired #beinspiring #eatwell #pollinatorsinperil #pollinators #staylifted #stayup #diy #gyo #permie #permaculture #permaculturefarm #honeybeefarm

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1 year ago

These frames with queen cells were removed for a split I made with a nuc hive. There has already been a decent hatching in this split so by the time one of these ladies emerges there should be a nice open nest for her to start laying. #bees #honeybees #queen #queenbee #queenbees #queencells #split #hive #nest #brood #rasingqueens #apis #beekeeper #beekeeping #urbanbeekeeper #urbanbeekeeping #loveyourself #todayintheapiary #dowhatyoulove #behappy #beeherenow #beherenow #zen #zenbeeism #nature #staylifted #dowhatyoulove #loveyourself

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1 year ago

This is the split I made from a hive I had that was raising queens. I simply removed the frames with queen cells along with frames containing brood, honey, pollen and (of course) BEES! Ideally it's best to remove the queen from the host hive and leave a few queen cells behind but I just could not locate her for the life of me. I feel somewhat confident she's in there still because of the amount of fresh eggs that were present including eggs recently laid in queen cells. You live and you learn so here's to trying new things. #beekeeper #behappy #beekeeping #beeherenow #beeheaven #honeybees #apis #apismellifera #todayintheapiary #learn #trysomethingnew #beeyourself #love #staylifted #beloved #honey #honeybees #split #dowhatyoulove #zen #zenbeeism #beherenow #nuc #nucleushive

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1 year ago

Do work. I made my first hive split today. I hope my swarm prevention efforts weren't too little too late or even too late all together but one thing is for certain and that is the best way to learn anything is to just do it. Hit or miss, I look forward to seeing how things play out from here. #bees #beehappy #beekeeper #beeherenow #beekeeping #apiarist #urbanbeekeeper #urbanbeekeeping #split #swarm #swarmprevention #spring #honeybees #savethebees #todayintheapiary #staylifted #dowhatyoulove #love #live #behappy #zen #zenbeeism #bzzzzz #naturalapiary

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1 year ago

Waggle it, just a little bit! The shaking bee getting his wiggle on is doing what is called the Waggle Dance. Through this dance foragers share with other bees information about food sources like the distance and direction in relation to the hive. #beekeeping #beekeeper #urbanbeekeeper #urbanbeekeeping #todayintheapiary #apiarist #apiary #bees #honeybees #honey #savethebees #knowledge #spreadlove #zen #zenbeeism #beherenow #beeherenow #dowhatyoulove #lovelife #loveyourself #lovetheplanet #beyourself #passion #permaculture #permies #permaculturefarm #keepbees #lifeofabee

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