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Beeswax Candle Dipping Workshop

19 Jan

I facilitated a beeswax candle dipping workshop for kids, at Science Sarah’s on January 18, 2016.

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Dipping Station

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Wicks were prepared the night before.

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Wicks ready to go.

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For safety measures, we used an induction stove instead of gas or electric stoves, and we also made sure that only one kid had access to the dipping station, closely supervised by an adult.

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Dipped candles drying out

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Candles ready to take home

 

 

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2015 NYC Honey Festival

12 Sep

2015 NYC Honey Festival was held on September 12, 2015, in the Rockaways.

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High Line Honey Festival 2015

29 Jul

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2015 High Line NYC Honey Day – July 29 + T-shirt Fundraiser for 2016 Restart

22 Jul

Queens Apiary will be at the High Line NYC Honey Day, July 29th, 2015, 1-6pm at the High Line Park. Raising funds for 2016 – to move the hives upstate and restart with new bees. I will have these T-shirts for sale there as well, but if you cannot make the event, you can order them online.

T-shirts for Fundraiser
https://www.booster.com/queensapiary

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High Line Honey Day
http://www.thehighline.org/activities/nyc-honey-day-at-the-high-line

Hope to see you there!

Best,
Kazumi

Bees were moved to Long Island

14 Mar

Due to a request from the new management of the building, we had to remove everything off of our roof in Queens, including the bees. A family friend offered to host the bees in her backyard, so I packed the bees, hired a truck with two guys, and sent everything from Queens Apiary to Long Island. This was my first experience moving bees on a truck.

Hive was reduced to 2 mediums so it could go through our kitchen window and was duct-taped together and ratcheted. The entrances on the moving/robbing screen got closed the night before, so no one could come out during the move.

[Update] March 23, 2014 – The bees were alive and seemed to be adjusting to the new location. Too cold to open up hive. I will be going back there at least 2x per month to check in.

[Update] April 20, 2014 – The bees are doing OK. Saw many worker bees bringing in pollen. New bees came out in the late afternoon to orient. Not exactly a thriving situation, but they made it through the season w/o any supplemental feeding.

To be continued…

 

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Placed 1st Amongst NYC Honey at the Rockaway Honey Festival

10 Sep

Queens Apiary was at the Rockaway NYC Honey Fest last weekend.

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Sold out on most of the products – Please visit out new website, http://www.queensapiary.com to get updates on when the products will become available.

Queens Apiary honey was entered in the honey tasting contest. Although it came in 3rd place overall, the 1st and 2nd place were from out of NYC, so it was the 1st honey within NYC!!! The 1st/2nd place winners also forfeited the prize – A beautiful 8 frame hive with copper roof – so Queens Apiary won the hive! I will be picking it up at Brooklyn Grange this weekend and will post a picture of it later.

Tally Sheet:

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It was a beautiful day and we had a blast on the beach!

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NYC Honey Festival in the Rockaways

6 Sep

Queens Apiary will be at the NYC Honey Festival in the Rockaways on Saturday, September 7, 2013!

http://www.nychoneyfest.com/

 

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