Monday, May 24, 2010

Interview on the BBC!


A couple weeks ago, I met Matt Wells, a radio reporter for the BBC World Service, when I went to go pick up my bee package. Ozzie (my beekeeping pal) and I began an interview with him and five days later, he followed up with us when we checked on the status of my Queen. Here's the final story which aired this past weekend all over the world:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

The QUEEN has been released!

The comb built on the Queen cage, which had been hanging between two frames in the hive.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Second installation of bees:

Hella bees in a box.

Homemade veil.

 Spritzing the bees with sugar water before putting them in the hive.

 Removing the screen...

In they go!

Brushing off some bees to check up on the Queen.
 
Attaching a card to the Queen cage so that it can hang between some frames more easily.

The Queen cage in the hive and the last frame about to be put in.

Done! Exhilarated!

All photos shown in this post were taken by Andrew Hinderaker, a very talented young photographer here in Brooklyn. You should check out more of his work at:
http://andrewhinderaker.com

Again, for a more detailed description on how to install a bee package, please take a look at:
http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/2007/10/how-to-install-new-package-of-bees.html

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bee package installation day:

Many boxes of bees from Pennsylvania waiting to get picked up. 

 Bees in a car!

Roof-top beekeeping = climbing up ladders.

Cracking open the screen, getting ready to dump them into their new home...

 Into the box they go!

Success! No stings!

 For a more detailed description on how to install a bee package, you can check out:
http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/2007/10/how-to-install-new-package-of-bees.html

Monday, May 3, 2010