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West Seattle Honey is sourced from hives in Seattle. Knowing where your honey is sourced is imperative, else you could end up with fake honey which is prevalent when honey is imported. Can you spot the fake honey? The “imitation […]
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 […]
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 […]
Most folks look a little nervous when I tell them a full operating beehive holds around 50,000 bees. Even so, many are interested in “hive hosting” (providing space for a hive) in a back, or sideyard for Seattle Bee Works to manage. In Seattle, municpal […]
2012 Beekeeping Season is in full force and is happening with a few extra hands this year to keep the bees of Seattle Bee Works healthy and happy. In early Spring 2012, twelve apprentices were selected from a stack of applications to participate in the inaugural apprenticeship program offered […]
Krista examines a frame of honeybees. Thank you to Dan Cole for his beautiful photography.
One of the endless jobs of a beekeeper is assembling hive equipment.