Beez' Blog

What is Propolis?

Propolis originates from the sap of coniferous trees. Worker Bees collect the resin from the trees and carry it to the hive on their legs where other bees assist in removing beads of it from the worker bees legs because it is too sticky to perform this...

How Do I Eat Bee Pollen?

  Bee Pollen is known for its antioxidants, protein and B - vitamin content. Taking bee pollen is a great addition to your diet and can also help with seasonal allergies. Being a plant based protein, adding bee pollen to your morning smoothie or...

Beekeeping 101 Classes Now Available For Winter 2020!

Great gift for family member this holiday season or for anyone looking to get started on bees this spring!

For any questions please feel free to reach out to us. Stay tuned for more workshops and 1 day classes listed...

Coming Soon! Beez Retail Store for your favorite Beez Products within Nailed It Hardware Store in Washingtonville NY!! Raw Honey, Soaps, Wood Polish, Body Butter, Bee Keeping Equipment, Candles, Lip Balms, Classes and more! Stay Tuned For The Latest Buzz!! @nailedit_ha...

This week we are talking to everyone about fall honey extractions. As we don't extract in fall at Beez' Apiary and we leave honey for the bees, some larger Apiaries and Bee Farms add supers specifically for the fall bloom. Our goal is to have this fall honey available...

Hello Beeks!

We are hunkering down now with cold nights and becoming very aware of dropping temps. Its our last few weeks of prepping to be sure that your bees can survive winter. Did you know that honey bees do not heat their entire hive, but only their cluster around...

For 19 years, Jason & Kristin Touw have managed, and more recently farmed, the Kozareski lands in Goshen and Hamptonburgh. Joan Kozareski expressed on several occasions verbally and in writing that it was her intent to sell the land to the Touw family so that Wagon Whe...

   

    We're back in biz here at the Beez' Lab in Blooming Grove NY! After a break in August we are nearing the end our season here in the Hudson Valley. The ladies are foraging for the last of the fall nectar flow and pollen sources and we will be removing the last su...

Bee Checkin' Those Beez!

As summer is in full swing be sure to keep an eye on your hives, your mite levels, the activity levels of your hives and space availability. During your hive inspections, check for beetles, mites, ants, wax moths and pest control. Does your hive...

     Every week I speak with the public regarding local honey, its benefits and qualities to look for. I wanted to write a tidbit on this because there are a few misconceptions about raw and local honey. People of which suffer from seasonal pollen allergies often look...

This is a fantastic presentation about colony Management for this time of year, June/July. Please watch if you would like to learn more about keeping bees safe and healthy! Cornell does a great job and has excellent resources!

https://youtu.be/VxFwZQWchgM 

Beez and Jenny B were touring the tristate area for National Pollinator week! Donating a portion of profits this past week to NY Bee Wellness, Cornell Pollinator Network and Pollinator.org! Long Island, PA and the Hudson Valley were full of festivals, farmers markets a...

Honey Extraction! Happy National Pollinator Week!
Here is a little buzz on honey extraction.
1) Make sure honey is capped. This means bees know it's at proper moisture content to extract and will not ferment. Should be roughly 17-18% moisture.
2) take your frames and d...

I just want to personally thank everyone who came today to support bee education and learning about honey bee hive management. We had a great crowd today and am grateful for the feedback. We look forward to scheduling more events and keeping everyone posted on the @CoL...

     Just a few quick links to Bee Education Resources! We love the enthusiasm we are receiving and the interest in learning more about honey bees and keeping bees. The more we know, the better we can equip ourselves and others to make the best decisions for our enviro...

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