March 31

10,000 Girls and A Queen Arriving Saturday, April 23

Jax is getting ready...How about you?

Jax is getting ready…How about you?

It’s official, I will be traveling to West Jefferson EARLY Saturday morning on the 23rd  to retrieve 10 Nuclear Bee Hives (10,000 bees and 1 Queen per Nuclear Hive) for insertion into our new hives.  We will gather at 2:00 PM at the Smith Apiary for a demonstration of how to insert your bees into their new home, and then you will work together in pairs to insert your bees into their new hives.  I delayed picking the bees on April 16 as this is a big dedication and planting day at our Community Garden.  This gives you one extra week to get those hives in shape, view the materials I have already posted, and read assignments in your Backyard BeeKeeper’s book and this blog.

Assignments for this week – To be completed by April 6:

  1. Please read Everything prior to Chapter one in your Backyard Beekeerper’s Book
  2. Part C on our Blog – Understanding and setting up your beehive on site
  3. Post any questions and/or comments on THIS post in the comments section found at the bottom of this post.
  4. Do not hesitate to contact me through text or phone (704-827-7989), Comments in this blog, or email:

Some of you are interested in purchasing full bee suits.  I will be getting a price on this and posting later this week.  It is not a requirement, but it is a nice thing to have and is more convenient.