Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Requeening a Couple Hives - VIDEO

It is requeening season for DC Honeybees, especially as we are starting to create new nucs for sale this summer.  This is especially true for now as we are not only seeing strong demand for nucs among new beekeepers, but also because we are now forced to reconfigure one of our apiaries and convert some strong hives to nucs.  But more on that later.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Huffington Post Article

Now I rarely agree with the bias of the Huffington Post, but I have to admit, they get it right sometimes, like when they are doing a story about ME!

Here is the article.  More great press for urban beekeeping.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Nuc Recovered from Restaurant, More Crush and Strain Extraction - VIDEO

We had a busy weekend with a swarm (stay tuned for that vid) an installation, a home site survey, and some extraction!

We promised our friend Tom, who is getting married later in June, that we would provide him with some honey as a guest gift.  So we have been extracting several hives to give us the yield we need for these gifts, while our partners are getting the other half of the honey as their share.  Here is the vid of some of our activity...Thanks to Maddie for being an excellent copilot.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The District Dish - VIDEO

I was asked to be interviewed for this local program.  Here is the result:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Visit to Blair Gardens and Church of the Pilgrims-VIDEO

I has been a couple of weeks since we visited each of these sites and installed their honey supers.   The Blair hives (two of them) seem to have taken turns in being healthy and vibrant.  We had to replace the bees of the right hive with a nuc late last summer due to some unknown malady, but now that hive is going gang busters, making honey, and took a new honey super.