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Bee Friendly Flower Pot From Kindergarten Class

In the spring, I was asked by the Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Y, at my school to give a presentation to students about honey bees. I taught them about pollination and what the bees eat. I also told them about the importance of the bees and how to protect them. I presented to about 80 students. […]

Green-headed Coneflower

Bee Friendly Plant – Green Headed Coneflower

We recently received a plant for the bees called a green-headed coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata). Thank you Mrs. J, Master Gardener, for the bee-friendly plant which makes flowers that are sunflower-like perennials (plants that last more than one year) that have a greenish center and yellow petals. These plants are very bee friendly so we hope […]

Capped Queen Cell

Spring Hive Update – Queen Excluder and Supers

At the end of April we did an inspection and we added third brood box. We found the queen and she was laying good. We went in for an inspection last Tuesday to add a super onto the hive. A super is a box that is for honey. When we went in there we found […]

Hive in Snow

Winter Hive Update

This winter we had lots of snow. There were two big snow storms with temperatures dropping below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. In the winter it’s not hard to keep your bees healthy. You have to make sure that you keep the hive entrances open from snow or other objects. Thankfully,the bees still survived the conditions. Now […]

Pupbee

Meet the pupbee!

We have a new company mascot. Meet The new Blue Water Bee mascot, Leo, the Great Pyrenees pupbee! We have only had him for a couple months and he is only 5 1/2 months old. Leo loves honey on top of apples.

Turtle Hatchlings

Turtle Nest Sitting and Release

In the summer I turtle sat a nest for a night. When you nest sit for turtles, you stay a night at the beach and watch a turtle nest and make sure that if the nest hatches that all the turtles get to the ocean. When a turtle lays a nest on the beach, it […]

Honey Bees Bearding on Langstroth Hive

Bee Hive Update October 2017

A week ago on Sunday (not yesterday), we found the bees bearding on the side of the hive. We were worried for a little that they were running out of room and trying to swarm, especially because in our last inspections we found lots of queen cups and a couple of queen cells. We called […]

Honey Bee Queen Cells In Middle of Frame

New Bee Hive Fall 2017

Recently my Langstroth hive has died out from wax moths and mold. We didn’t want to start a whole new colony because it’s getting close to fall and winter and we were afraid that they would just die out in the winter. This is because there is no big nectar flow from now to then […]

Wax Moth Webbing

Hive Update – Top Bar Hive Dead

Recently my top bar hive has been overrun by wax moths. In my last post, I talked about how the Langstroth bees were robbing the top bar bees because of the Honey Bee Healthy sugar water. We left the comb in the hive last week but when we took it out this week, there was […]

New Queen Bee Found

Hive Update – New Queen Found and Marked First Queen

We found out why there was worker brood in the top bar hive. There is a queen! I got to mark my first queen (this year is yellow) before we put her back in the hive. Here is the video of me marking my first queen. We think that she is from when we put […]