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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Presentation and tour participant Angela Lugo tasting some honey from a bee frame at 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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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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Stan explains the inner workings of a bee box to participants in his Apiculture presentation and honey farm tour.

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

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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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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 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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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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