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 operating hives.   Like farmers, when the weather cooperates, you must make the most of the opportunity as drought or too much rain influences hive strength and hon...

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 Scouts learned about the basic elements of a hive, how bees communicate with each other, and the hierarchy of a honeybee colony.

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