Robbing: Q&A

TweetWhat is robbing? Robbing is a term used to describe honey bees that are invading another hive and stealing the stored honey. The robbing bees rip open capped cells, fill their honey stomachs, and ferry the goods back home. They will fight the resident bees to get...

Why do bees buzzzzzzzz?

Tweet The familiar buzz of a bumble bee is one of those summer sounds that is easy to take for granted. But for the bees, buzzing has a purpose. They may buzz during courtship, or out of alarm if they are caught or trapped. Another reason is to collect pollen. Some...

BEE Active – Plant Seeds. Save Bees

TweetWe NEED honey bees. After all, they’re responsible for pollinating one -third of our natural foods. Bee -friendly flowers provide food (nectar) that keeps honey bees alive and pollen that helps fruits and vegetables to grow. So, create a honey bee spa in a pot on...

FINALLY… the bees have arrived!

TweetApril 2 Saturday – My Bees arrived at Greenstreet Nursery in Lothian MD via Azure B LLC all the way from Tennessee. A 3 lb box containing up to 8,000 hungry tired bees. Azure demonstrated a hive installation as all beekeepers, seasoned and novice, observed…....
Respectful, Chemical Free – Beekeeping 101

Respectful, Chemical Free – Beekeeping 101

Tweet  Meet Heidi Briguglio. Owner, farmer, beekeeper at Azure B Farms in southern Maryland. In one weekend of discussion, this fascinating woman changed my entire perspective on beekeeping. I attended a class at Greenstreet Gardens (a sweet nursery in...