Urban Oasis

On a less bee-related topic, it is the second year that my grapevine produced. I am now trying to think of what to do with my bounty.

The next step will be creating a jam/jelly if I don’t eat them all. This year’s garden has been tough on cucumbers. I found one today…

The lone cucumber 🥒

I will add an update on what these grapes turn into if I don’t eat them all.

Bee Safe! Michelle

Sunflowers

Despite the summer heat, this has been a good year for sunflowers. I tried to grow some exotic colors but the seeds that did the best we’re the Mammoth ones that I purchased at the Dollar Tree.

More than 7 ft tall

I love this time of year, so that I can watch the many pollenators in my yard! Enjoy the summer and bee safe!

Summer Gardening

With the summer heat, the weeds have gotten out of control. Here are some photos of our early morning work at Park Heights Community Health Alliance.

Moving Day

This morning we moved the bee from a 5 frame to an 8 frame box.

More video to come!!!

In Bloom🌺🌸

It’s almost June and the hard work of the spring is paying off. Here are some shots of my pollinator-friendly plants.

I thought I would start sharing the progress of the garden as well as the bees.

The hive continues to live even though it’s small. The recent pollen should help them to grow over the next few weeks. I will keep posting…

Bee Well,

Michelle

Preparing for New Bees

On Sunday, we got some work done. We rehabilitated and collected honey frames from hives to start again for the spring.

Above are photos of me scraping the excess propolis and honey comb. I just got 10 packages yesterday and this morning, Warren and woke up at 5 am to do the install of around 7 of the hives.

I will post more photos and my progress in the next few days.

If you want to see me in action, I will be hosting an event at Real Food Farms on Friday, May 18th at 4 pm.

Michelle

Spring at the garden

It’s mid April and spring has finally arrived. I came out this morning to check in at the garden in Park Heights to find that one of my fellow beekeepers new hives are doing well.

The recent change in weather and blooms are out!

More updates to come!

Michelle

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