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Joe Carson  Heirloom human

http://heritageradionetwork.org/podcast/made-in-india-with-meera-sodha/

Nuc boxes. Installed package bees in smaller, modified structures to get them started before transferring to full sized hives. Quart mason jars upside down on top are filled with simple syrup and fitted with drip caps to give the bees a good start of food. Chickens in the background missed the perfect opp for a photo bomb. The only reason they should ever cross the road.
#apiculture #beekeeping #beekeeper #nuc #thegoodkindofnuke #birdsandthebees #apicultura #honey #spring #happyeaster #longlivethequeen #chickensofinstagram

A virgin queen will leave the hive once in her life after hatching to go on a mating flight. She'll seek out a drone yard where drones, male bees, will congregate anywhere from 30-300' above the ground and possibly miles from her hive. Once there, she'll mate with as many as ten males. After mating, the drone will pull away tearing off his sex organs including sperm sacks and leave them behind in her body. He will then fall to the ground and die. (In the bee world there's no such thing as friends with benefits. There are some serious strings attached. Pun game strong. Bumble really should reconsider its marketing image) Successive males mating with the queen will remove the previous male's organs before inserting their own. The volume of mates promises enough variety of genetic material to guard against inbreeding and poor genetic traits. She'll then return to the hive and remain there for the rest of her life. The flight to and from the drone yard is one of the greater dangers the queen faces as she is subject to predation by birds. It ain't easy being a bee!

#beekeeping #beehive #honeybees #beekeeper #apiculture #apicultura #nature #birdsandthebees #spring #getbusy #longlivethequeen

La Reina - Queen bee 🐝- center of frame walking on capped brood. At the edge of brood patch are developing larva curled up in the bottom of the cells.
#honeybees #queenbee #reina #apiculture #apicultura #beekeeping #beekeeper #grownonlongisland #longlivethequeen #larva #spring

A solid brood pattern (the tan patch bottom center of the frame. Each individual cell is a pupating bee.) is a good sign of a healthy queen. Poor genetics, bad breeding, or her own decline can be indicated by spotty brood patterns where workers within the hive have destroyed unhealthy, or malformed young leaving gaps of uncapped cells. The pictured capped worker brood will hatch shortly and strengthen the bees numbers. A hive at peak capacity operates with about 50-60 thousand bees. Workers live roughly three weeks while the queen lays about 1500 new eggs per day to replenish the stock. Top corners of the frame you can see some capped honey, stores for the bees.
#longlivethequeen #beekeeping #apiculture #honey #honeybees #reina #apicultura #grownonlongisland #spring

Please don't sun in the driveway, 🐍. You're so darn pretty.

#gartersnake #nature #spring #slowdownfornature #hibernationisover #atleastitwasyesterday

Survived the winter. Pulled a frame from one of the hives and happened on the queen. She's in the center of the frame. Long abdomen, short wings, a little bit of paint left on her thorax from last year's mark. End of the vid is capped brood, or baby bees soon to hatch.
#longlivethequeen #springtime #grownonlongisland #apiary #apiculture #beekeeping #beekeeper #apicultura #queenbee #honeybee #brood #broodchamber

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Here's to our health! #chocolatechipbananabread

It wasn't very heavy, and it wasn't very pretty, but it counted!

#17.3 #snatch #crossfit #airborne #crossfitopen @crossfit11968 photcred: @vmaranov

Klimt, yo.

When sis @chefemilyp takes you out for lunch and says how do you like my new lipstick and you do the whole brother thing and say, I think it complements your joyful mood, and then she leaves most of it on the first bite of her burrito.
#loveyou #nyc #itsthreateningtorain

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