Natural Beekeeping

Top Bar ApiRevolution has begun! Lets make some inexpensive Top Bar Hives and let them be pesticide free on their own natural comb! Che Guebee is a rebel bee fighting for the survival of the Biodiversity we all depend on and which is seriously endangered by deforestation and mono-crop agriculture! What kind of teaching have you got if you exclude nature?

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Apiary Update

Today has been exactly 16 days since the bees begun making Queen Cells :) Queens emerge on the 16th day :) Now its time to wait and see if they have mated with success which I will know in 2 weeks. I will open the hives and check if there are freshly laid eggs in the cells. If so all is well and if not I will have to give them another brood comb with fresh eggs from an established hive so they can make new Queen Cells or abort the Queen raising program and unite the nucleus bees with an established colony.
A few images from Che Guebee Apiary;
Colony working hard
Bringing in pollen
Traffic jam at the entrance of the hive
Drones preparing to fly out of the hive in hope to mate with virgin queens
Incoming ;)
Gorgeous creature :)

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