2013 Beekeeping has begun

2013 Beekeeping has begun

This past weekend, we were blessed with beautiful blue skies and sun in Seattle, so the 2013 apprentices kicked off their season with a post mortem on a “deadout” hive (a colony that didn’t make it through winter). Apprentices who continued on with...

Beautiful Bees in October

A Recent hive check at the Queen Ann apiary was simply beautiful. A sunny, blue-sky day in October with bees flying over the greenbelt of blackberries (done with their bloom), and seasoned apprentices working the hives. Pictured here is Kim, in process of conducting...

A Sticky Situation…

A sticky situation for sure… having honey all over your hands.  This is a normal occurence in extracting honey, despite your best efforts otherwise. Amy Lassen, a Seattle Bee Works apprentice, perfects her technique of uncapping a honeycomb frameToday’s...
A trip to the “bee spa”

A trip to the “bee spa”

Seattle Bee Works and apprentices traveled out to the “bee spa”  (a local farm) to pickup several hives and return them to Seattle, after having the benefit of an extended foraging period beyond the blackberry flow offered in Seattle. The Seattle Bee Works...