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Bees moved over to their new home for Raíces Apiculture Initiative participant and supporter Susan Winkler.

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On a visit to a local beekeeper, John Yarnell. Here is Sue and John looking at an old bee box frame

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Fred Yarnell, beekeeper, looking at an old bee frame on a visit from Raíces Apiculture Initiative participants.

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Styrofoam beehive bee box at beekeeper Fred Yarnell’s home. This particular box is in the Langstroth model, but the only wood components are the frames inside.

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Nucleus Hive: This is a starter Nuc that is already populated with a queen and bees. The population is later transitioned or split into a bee box/s.

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Frames from a nucleus hive ready to be smoked before moving them into a new bee box. Bee larvae can be seen in the center of the photograph.

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Susan Winkler, one of the first community members to contact Raíces regarding our Apiculture Initiative and to find out where to get her first bee colony and beekeeping equipment, preparing a new bee box for her bees.

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As part of the Raíces Apiculture Initiative, Raíces Co-Directors helped our friend and supporter Susan Winkler obtain and set up her first bee hive. Here, Francisco and Sue are moving nuc bee frames into new bee box.

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Raíces’ bees hanging out on the front rest board of their hive. These are Italian Apis Mellifera bees.

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Raíces Co-Director Francisco is transitioning a nucleus hive into a friend’s new bee box. He has to smoke the nuc before moving the bees to their new home.

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Bee box ready to house bees after a honeybee rescue by Carlos Chaparro, one of the owners of Tainasoy Apiario.

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Raíces Co-Director Francisco G. Gómez holds finished bee box base board. Base board is made of white pine and plywood.

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Some herbs, greens and flowers are allowed to go to flower and seed to help attract and feed the pollinators as well as for seed saving for future plantings. Cilantro flowers are great at attracting pollinators, especially honeybees and native bees.

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On August 8, 2014, the Raíces Apiculture Initiative took a field trip to S & F Honey Farm in Hillsborough, NJ for a tour, presentation and questions and answer session with beekeeper Stan Wasitowski. Here, Raíces Co-Director Francisco G. Gómez is…

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This is one of Stan’s bee boxes, he explains the entrance reducer he devised for his bees.

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Stan holds up a bee frame from one of his hives and talks about the bee activity on the foundation of the frame.
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