Many gardeners have expressed interest about keeping bees recently, so I've asked our Trial Garden manager Lindsay Del Carlo to share her recent backyard beekeeping experiences. I've been the happy beneficiary of Lindsay's interest in beekeeping – the honey from her bees was absolutely delicious!
My beekeeping adventure started about 2 ½ years ago one September day when a small swarm of bees landed in my yard. At this point, my neighbors and I had been talking about getting bees, and then voila, here they came all on their own. It must have been fate.
|Lindsay's Bee Hive|
|Removing the sugar syrup can and queen cage|
|A frame full of busy bees|
|Swarm Catching - taking branch with clusters of bees and installing them in the hive|
|Filling jars with strained honey after extracting|
|A lovely honey harvest|