Dyce laboratory for honey bee studies, honey bee research, teaching, and extension, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
After NPR’s staff moved to our new HQ, another busy team got settled on the green roof: honey bees.
I love you, kale…somebody name your baby Kale.
Spiders are so misunderstood!
right??? frankly, house centipedes and silver fish freak me out more. I don’t really mind spiders.a and earwigs! fuck earwigs
lol. But I can co-exist with spiders as long as they keep the mosquitoes at bay!
Queen honeybees mate just once in
Earlier this summer, I harvested honey from my backyard beehive. I follow the Backwards Beekeepers’ no-treatment school of bee husbandry — I don’t do anything other than set up a box and fill it with bees.
When I left off yesterday, the frame was dripping, face-down, into a shallow tray in my oven with the light on. After hours and hours, about 3 drops had come out. I estimate the oven with the light on is about 90 degrees. Click through the pictures to get the blow-by-blow details.
All in all, I’d say this was PRETTY DARN successful! I think it would be a royal pain to do with many frames, though. There are options around to rent time on a larger scale centrifuge and extracting equipment, or you can get things used.
Cross-posted at littlebean912.blogspot.com. Check there for goings-on with non-bee stuff.
We’ll be here! Homegrown DC. Saturday, Sept 7th. 4-7pm with @3Pharmony