Pollinator Power: Understanding the Importance of Bees in Our Community
We cruised through neighborhood streets, onto highways, and finally up a picturesque driveway with a brook alongside it. The sky was full of clouds that looked like they belonged over Lake Erie, and the beehives were bustling with activity. We were finally meeting our bee hero: Chris Vario, owner of Sonny Rose Ranch, a forty-acre apiary south of Pittsburgh.
🐝 “Tanging” Bees - Using Motion And Sound To Make Bees Settle
Might look ridiculous, but it worked this time. “Tanging” (banging pots and pans together) is said to confuse the bees enough to make them regroup before flying to some distant location.
🐝 Capturing A Honey Bee Swarm 🐝 This One Was On A Tree Branch 🐝
Because the rain has made it difficult to work the bees, I’ve had several swarms this year. This one I found in a tree, not far from the parent hive.
Gathering up a swarm of bees 🐝
Encouraging a wild swarm of bees (that had dropped into the bed of the ranger) to move into and accept a new home.
Register now for the Pikes Peak Beekeeping School in April
Backyard beehives are a growing trend across the nation, including Colorado Springs. Bees provide garden and community pollination, as well as tasty honey. Hives also offer an opportunity to learn about ecosystems, hive management, and, of course, honeybees.
My First Honeybee Hive Loss 🐝 | No Such Thing As A Failed Honeybee Hive 🌻🐝❤️ | A Season Of Loss
#honeybees #deadout #homesteading Beekeeping is extremely rewarding! Honeybees are so complex and interesting. We work hard to care for our bees but sometimes winters can be tough on a hive and they may not survive the harsh elements! That was the case for the Lilac Hive. Even though I’m disappointed and feel the sting of loss with this dead out we are going to learn from this experience and use it to better ourselves.
Capturing A Honey Bee Swarm In My Home Beeyard
While working in my home beeyard, I noticed that one of the hives had cast off a new swarm. I gathered up an empty hive box and some frames and coaxed the bees into their new home.
Officials set webinar for farmers, other ag producers affected by Marshall Fire
Map of Marshall Fire damage.Screenshot of government-provided map. (Boulder County, Colo.) State and federal officials have scheduled a virtual meeting next week for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers affected by the Marshall Fire.