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Terroir of the Apis Mellifera



Final Presentation Powerpoint

The most notable thing I did for this objective was my decision to turn my second hive into a foundationless-frame hive to keep all plastic away from this colony of bees. Susan Knilans inspired me during her lecture at the… Continue Reading →

The queen and her laying pattern

Earlier this week when I was inspecting the inside of the foundationless-frame hive, I had to pull out some of the comb that the bees were building because it was interfering with another frame’s space. Later when I was looking… Continue Reading →

Apitherapy and Propolis

If you ask any beekeeper, they will probably tell you that the aroma of the inside of a beehive is the best stress reliever they know of. This is unsurprising when you’ve studied the healing affects that honeybee products carry…. Continue Reading →

Video: Project Summary

And the vote, for the cheesiest video I produced this year… Enjoy.

Video: Timeline of one hive over two weeks

*This is not my final video project! This is just an additional film I created to show the work that goes into setting up a new hive.

Honeybee basics

Before the buzz: Within the honeybee colony, the queen holds the ultimate power of reproduction. She will lay one egg every 20 seconds and has the capabilities to lay 2000 eggs each day. These eggs are placed in one of… Continue Reading →

First comb appearing on foundation-less

I had some set-backs this past week that stem from that constant discourse of being a living human. And while I could write an update on work progress or update my log hours, I’d really rather just post photos from today’s… Continue Reading →

Experiment: baking with sugar and honey

This evening I made two rhubarb pies from the same recipe. In the first pie’s filling, I used organic white sugar and in the second filling, I used raw honey from It’s All About Bees. The rhubarb was harvested from the farm… Continue Reading →

What does one mile taste like?

This evening I visited Council Bluffs, IA to join a woman in taking care of eight of her forty hives. We stopped by two locations that both had four hives. I had not been planning on tasting honey during this… Continue Reading →

Festooning bees!

  I love peeking in the hive and seeing the chains of bees strung between the frames. There is no proof as to why bees festoon, but it is known that during the springtime, a significant amount of their wax is… Continue Reading →

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