To help others succeed! If you would like a “Hive Inspection” coupled with some thoughts on how your apiary is doing, challenges, and future considerations; I will be there! Bringing a newborn child home from the hospital for the first time, in spite of all your preparation, is typically met with anxiety as the myriad […]
We strive to provide more than a store front. Community education through our Honey Infused Lunches coupled with an Apiary Tour Beekeeping Classes from beginner to advanced Personalized hive inspections (No Cost) Much More! BG BEES will continue to grow in delivering beekeepers the necessary tools to reduce hive loss, reduce costs, and ultimately to […]
Would you like a Mentor? Would you be interested in a Hive Inspection? When a mother brings her newborn baby home for the first time, in spite of all her reading and preparation, is faced with anxiety riddled questions. Having a Mentor in your beekeeping experience give some relief to that anxiety. I am no […]
Royal Jelly Royal Jelly is a proteinaceous secretion of the honey bee’s hypopharynx gland. They are only noted in the Worker Bee as both Drones and Queens do not have them. Researcher Masaki Kamakura, demonstrated the presence of a protein known as royalactin increases the size and ovary development as well as hortens developmental time […]
Clark County Beekeeping Club will have a booth at the Fair again this year (2016) to enhance public education.
Queen Queen is fed every 20-30 minutes at peak brood rearing. Queen larva grow 1500-1700 times weight of egg. Broodnest Facts Worker larvae grow 900-1100 times weight of eggs. In a normal hive at height of season, there will be: 300-1000 drones 25,000 older foragers 25,000 young house bees. 9000 uncapped larvae. 6000 eggs 20,000 […]
Write-up and photos by Charlie Vanden Heuvel Additional contributions by Linda Zahl Summary: Portland Urban Beekeepers (PUB) hosted a delegation of enthusiastic, Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program students at the Portland Urban Beekeeping (PUB) treatment-free apiary located at Zenger Farm, SE Portland, OR, a sustainable, educational, urban farm. The delegation’s U.S. visit was financed by […]
When a honey bee stings a person, it cannot pull the barbed stinger back out. It leaves behind not only the stinger, but also part of its abdomen and digestive tract, plus muscles and nerves. This massive abdominal rupture kills the honey bee. Honey bees are the only species of bees to die after stinging. […]