October 27, 2019

I decided to put my video skills to work by creating a short video of some of my hives gathering fall pollen sources at one of my apiaries.  

It's been an outstanding year for our business.  We gathered 30% more honey than most years and...

July 26, 2019

It's been an exceptional beekeeping season so far!  We came out of winter with 26 hives, a 52% loss from last fall and since starting early splits using the OTS (On-the-Spot) queen rearing method, we have nearly tripled total amount of nucs and o...

July 6, 2019

On May 19, Deer Creek Apiaries hosted members of an Arundel County Girl Scout troop at one of our apiaries.  Parents and their children viewed the inner workings of a hive box, of which the troop had painted the outside of weeks earlier.  The Sco...

November 17, 2018

Well, today I attended the quarterly meeting and annual honey show and our business took First, Second and Third place with our label design, cream honey and amber honey!  Guess we are doing something right!

September 4, 2018

Hi again,   

Well, several weeks ago we received word from a friend in Vermont that our beehives had a second unannounced visit from our "friends" Yogi and Boo-Boo.  As some may know, once bears get a taste for honey, you can usually expect t...

August 21, 2017

Keeping your colonies alive is not an easy prospect here in the suburbs of Maryland.  We have less wildflowers than we used to, the region has a limited nectar flow, and there is an abundance of beekeepers.  The more beekeepers the better, r...

July 20, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-n6sYQ-4Fw

Well, with July comes hotter weather.  That makes beekeeping more challenging and often less enjoyable.  I remember hearing from a seasoned beekeeper awhile back that by July, beekeepers should do themse...

July 14, 2017

We have Maryland spring honey for sale!  It's available in 1-lb plastic jars and 1-lb glass jars.

lbs jars and in 8 oz comb boxes.   

July 12, 2017

The bees were in need! We received a short notice request from a local farmer needing more bees to help pollinate his crops.

Randy Oliver is one of the world renowned experts on honey bees and his research on the health of honey bees has been critical for beekeepers world wide.  The following article has been very helpful in the research on colony collapse in the Unite...