Monday, September 28, 2020

Maintaining Our Boardwalk

Our beekeeping mentors give us a bit of light-hearted grief about our "swamp," where the bee hives are located, but the bees really thrive down there... assuming you can GET to the bee hives, because the path is sometimes completely underwater.

Friday, September 11, 2020

How do honeybees find their way back home?

Our three main hives all look pretty similar and they're located really close to each other, so you might wonder how do honeybees find their way home at all, let alone into the "right" hive? It's really a fascinating process called orienting. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Haulin' pollen means more bees!


As the late summer goldenrod is flourishing, the honeybees are busy stocking up on their winter supplies, but first...  they need more pollen.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Did you know that honeybees vape?

Vaping has been in the news a lot over the last few years-- though recently the stories have been about it's decline in the use by young people, which is good news. But what you might not know is that our bees vape... kind of a lot, depending on the time of year.