The Bee Yard!
HELLO EVERYONE! I created this page so everyone can see what a typical day is like for me working in the Apiaries. Here you will see a Bee's eye view of all the work that goes on inside the hives. You will see videos and photographs I take on a routine basis when working. My goal is to update this page often so that you as the viewer can really feel your taking part in my typical work day.
We have four Apiaries in total. We continue to maintain the health and integrity of our honey bees by thorough inspections by the State of Connecticut often during our season. All or hives are registered with the State of Connecticut as per state law. Thank you Mark Creighton Connecticut State Inspector for all your help, encouragement, and suggestions.
We photograph every occasion that we are in our bee yards. Here we will update you on our progress and you can return often to see new videos and photos.
Our Recent Work
Morris Apiary Inspections
This is a video of my apiary inspections at one of my Morris Connecticut apiaries. Can you find the queen in this video?
Bees Eye View Before Harvest
this is an amazing video perspective and one of my favorites... just look at thos honey frames!
Queen laying eggs upon first inspection
Nurse bees tending to eggs and larva.
This is a view of some nurse bees inspecting eggs and larva on a frame. Here you will see eggs and larva in different stages as well as some early capped brood.
This is an image of varroa destructor found on larva upon closed brood inspection.
Meet our ambassador H B!
WE ALWAYS SUGGEST A MENTOR-SHIP WITH OTHER FELLOW BEE KEEPERS FOR SEASONED AS WELL AS NEW BEE KEEPERS!
IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE A NETWORK OF FRIENDS TO REACH OUT TO!
On July 9th 2012 Olessa Stepanova from the WFSB CHANNEL 3 BETTER Connecticut visited our Apiary! She filmed for BETTER Connecticut. She is pictured below with me.
check us out on FACEBOOK by clicking on the Find us on Facebook image ! We update our Facebook page daily as we visit our bee yard or our Humble Bee Kitchen!
Here we are refining our own bees wax! Check out the heart shaped communication hole that was in the wax that the bees made!
Bees cleaning out hive
This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
Second swarm of the season.
Hive swarm in base trunk of tree. Difficult to collect becaause you literally have to scrape and smoke the bees off the tree.
Bees on my back
When collecting my second swarm this is what my back looked like. After stepping away most of the bees when return peacefully back to the colo y that's stll hanging on to ththe tree trunk. I did not...