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Bee box ready to house bees after a honeybee rescue by Carlos Chaparro, one of the owners of Tainasoy Apiario.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raices’ first completed construction of a Langstroth bee hive.
Constructing sides of base board for a bee box. A wood router is used to bore out grooves on white pine pieces to later insert plywood base board.
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.
Stan explains how to charge the smoker with pine needles. He states the importance of not over smoking the bees in the hive.
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.
Stan inspects a frame, he explains the difference between capped brood, untouched foundation and honey comb
Stan inspects a frame, he explains the difference between capped brood, untouched foundation and honey comb.
Stan holds up a bee frame from one of his hives and talks about the bee activity on the foundation of the frame.
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…