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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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Participants of the Raíces Apiculture Initiative field trip to S & F Honey Farm, Angela, Jen and Gabriel listen to Stan giving his presentation on apiculture.

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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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Stan inspects a frame, he explains the difference between capped brood, untouched foundation and honey comb.

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Stan inspects a frame, he explains the difference between capped brood, untouched foundation and honey comb

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S & F Honey Farm Apiculture presentation participant Enrique looks on as Stan pulls out a queen frame from a bee box that’s designed for the cultivation of queen bees.

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Stan explains how to charge the smoker with pine needles. He states the importance of not over smoking the bees in the hive.

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

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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 explains the inner workings of a bee box to participants in his Apiculture presentation and honey farm tour.

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Enrique holds up a piece of honey comb for all of us to see on the Raíces Apiculture Initiative trip to S & F Honey Farm.

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During the Apiculture presentation by Stan Wasitowski at S & F Honey Farms, participants were able to taste the honey produced at the farm directly out of the beehive frames.

Here, Stan holds a bee frame packed with honey and Angela samples it.

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Presentation and tour participant Angela Lugo tasting some honey from a bee frame at S & F Honey Farm.

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S & F Honey Farm tour participant Jennifer holds up a jar filled with dead mites that attack the bees in a hive.

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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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