Planting the Right Garden for Pollinators

TweetFor bees, their forage or food supply consists of nectar and pollen from blooming plants within flight range (2 – 3 mile radius).  The source for nectar and pollen differ with the region, season, and vegetation.  So, before you begin to plant…..check out...
Project Bees – Hive Construction Underway

Project Bees – Hive Construction Underway

TweetMarch 2017 Project Bees is preparing hives to distribute before the 3 lb boxes of bees (approx. 6,000 to 10,000 per box) are picked up from Dadant in Chatham Virginia on April 17th . Dadant Beekeeping and Honey Bees has been in business since 1863 and the family...
Honeybee Democracy

Honeybee Democracy

TweetFebruary 2017 Elizabeth Hill, economist/beekeeper, gave a presentation at the Beekeeping Certification course ( through the College of Agriculture and Sustainability and Environmental Science at UDC) on The Biology of Honeybees and Colonies: Queen, Worker,...

Reasons to Keep Bees

TweetThere are many reasons to keep bees. Here are the main reasons people keep them: Honey Production – Honey is the human race’s oldest sweet. A new keeper should NOT expect to harvest any substantial honey until at least the colony’s second or third year. Leave it...