April Swarming

Two long minutes of an explosive swarm in action!! While working in the bee yard on April 3rd, we heard a loud buzz of excitement and grabbed the camera!!! Click Here for video!   The massive exit of this bee colony during a Spring swarm was unbelievable to watch.  Moments later, Laura was able to find the swarm high up in the tallest tree in the apiary!   Take a look: Using a standard 50:1 camera setting, this is how far up the tree the bees hand gone.           Zooming 50% with the camera one begins to see how large this swarm had...

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OIWC Spring Event

Oatland Island Celebrated their Spring Event Kickoff  on April 2, 2016 As a partner in education, CEBA members have the opportunity to share their beekeeping enthusiasm during the special events held by Oatland.  The Sheep Shearing demonstrations and other activities on April 2, allows for CEBA members to educate the public about honeybees.     Jan Quattlebaum and Penny Mills started the morning off opening hives and selecting frames for show & tell.  As the public ventures down our center sidewalk to view the bee yard, we carefully ask them if they would like a closer...

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