Bees are Coming!!!

3 Apr

Just in case you have not read the ‘bad news’ last year – you can read what happened to our first hive here:
https://queensapiary.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/the-amazing-three-community-hive-inspection/

Here’s the good news: After a long, quiet winter, I am happy to announce that 2 packages of Russian/Italian hybrid bees are coming this Saturday, April 7.

If you are interested in participating or seeing the hiving process (putting the queen and bees in the hive) in Astoria, Queens, please contact me at 646-209-4565.

I don’t have the exact timing worked out yet, but this will most likely happen in the afternoon.

From lessons learned last year, we’re starting earlier with two hives this year. Last year, we started on May 17, and that was waaay too late in the season. We will also have access to a new Queen Breeding program at Brooklyn Grange. Just in case we lose a queen, there will be a source of locally grown queens readily available. Read more about the program at:
http://backwardsbeekeepersnyc.blogspot.com/2012/03/big-apple-apiary-beekeeping.html

Happy Beekeeping Season!

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