October 24, 2017

Every so often in beekeeping one's timing is perfect!  

I was lucky enough to witness this royal birth and observe the first interaction between a new queen and her colony.  During her hatching an nurse bee was carefully overseeing the process.  Once the queen made it o...

October 18, 2017

One of the most common questions I hear is "why did they pick my house?"  Location location location!  

Okay just kidding...honeybees are successful at siezing opportunity and if a cozy place with free ac, heating and Internet with an open door becomes available they do...

October 13, 2017

 Sometimes when I'm out without equipment I get a swarm call and I need to get there quickly and an empty cardboard box will do.  Here I had the queen caged in a Nuc box and I'm scooping enough of the bees into the Nuc to get the marching started.  Most people are in d...

October 10, 2017

Met some great folks today in Cockeysville.  Found a fairly small colony  in the attic space above a window.  I was able to remove a bit of wood covered by some aluminum siding and replace it without leaving a trace I was there.  The bees were super gentle and have bee...

October 5, 2017

I received a call that some roofers had found honeybees in the roof of a home in New Windsor.  I was a little skeptical because usually it gets too hot in attic spaces for honeybees but sure enough the girls found a nice spot that was cooled by a stone chimney. You can...

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