Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Nectar Of Brooklyn: Inside Brooklyn Grange Bees, The City’s First Commercial Apiary

Nona Brooklyn just ran a great story featuring my photographs on the Brooklyn Grange Apiary. Please CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ghost Bees

Varroa mites are parasites that attach themselves to honey bees and feed on their blood as well as larvae in the hive. Powdered sugar is one chemical pesticide free method to control a varroa infestation. The fine sugar clogs up the suction feet of the mites so that they are no longer able to cling to the bees' bodies and fall off.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Man Down

If you keep bees sometimes you get stung. To reduce the effects of any allergic reaction to the bee venom it is best to remove the stinger a soon as possible.