Varroa Mite Management with your hives

Varroa mites are the latest finding in the plight of our agricultural (and hobby) European Honeybees.  The Varroa Destructor is known to be a vector (carrier for diseases) for several viruses, including (but NOT limited to:)

SacBrood Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) Black Queen Cell Virus (BQCV) Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus (CBPV) Acute bee paralysis virus […]

Winter work – preparing for spring honey flow – Building Frames

Enjoy this quick video of assembling frames for honey production.  Foundation will be added to the frames just prior to putting them on the hives (to keep the foundation clean until it’s time for the bees to draw comb).

Enjoy!

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Brianna’s Bees – Swarm Catch from 2014 (video in link)

It’s been a while, however I found this gem of a video in the vault – that never got published.  A swarm arrived at this young lady’s home the night before.

Brianna was excited to learn about the bees, and had never experienced a swarm like this – she insisted on bravely scooping the bees […]

DIY Protein Patties / DIY Pollen Patties (video in link)

It is early January 2018, and several of the overwintering nucleus colonies (NUC) are needing a protein boost since there has been no blooms for the bees to visit since late fall.  Once the queen lays eggs, and the larvae hatch – they need a ready supply of protein for their growth and transformation from […]

Leather (and canvas) conditioner and waterproofer

When the weather turns wet, and the old work boots (or leather hat, etc) just is not waterproof any more, think about using a leather conditioner to rehydrate and waterproof the pores and stitching of the leather.  (note – this conditioner can be used on canvas tent material as well)

Amber’s work boots were dry, […]

Get your honey at the Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness

Harmony Hollow will be a VIP vendor at the 5th Holistic Festival of Life & Wellness on Sunday 25 June 2017, selling honey and more.    The event is free to the public – however, if you purchase a VIP pass – many vendors will have special deals available.  (Purchase (2) pint-jars of honey, and get […]

Amma in Dallas – June 17-18 2017 – Green Initiatives / Greenfriends

If you plan to see Amma on 17-18 June 2017 in Dallas – be sure to stop by Amma’s “Green Initiatives” and “Greenfriends” tables.  There you can see the honeybee observation hive from Harmony Hollow Apiaries and talk about our native pollinators, pollinator-friendly plants, and our agricultural pollinators, as well as information about Amma’s […]

Cauldron Bees (video in link)

This honeybee removal was about the size of a valve-box removal. The bees had lived in the inverted decorative cauldron in the bushes since this spring. The comb was pure white (new) – and the queen had a solid laying pattern of eggs and brood. They had a decent amount of nectar in there as […]

Golf Course – New Hazard in the Rough! (Video in link!)

The City of Allen owns a golf course – and it was reported by a patron that honeybees were in a knothole of a tree on the 14th hole.

The facilities manager was concerned both for the safety of their customers (the public) as well as having a humane and live removal of the honeybees […]

Stargate Bees – Downed Tree Limb

This property houses a Stargate portal to an inter-dimensional bee hive located in a tree limb that fell from it’s host tree last summer.

The rotted section of limb fooled me at first (as this WAS performed on April 1 !) – and the bees were ABOVE the knothole, instead of below it.

The queen […]