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Sponsor A Hive 2020

The results of the Sponsor A Hive Lottery are in! We want to thank all of our applicants for their interest in providing a safe and healthy habitat for Delmarva bees. We wish we were able to provide a beehive to each and every one of you. Hopefully, in time our operation will grow to allow everyone who wishes to enjoy the company of honeybees to have that opportunity. If you did not get selected this season, do not be discouraged! Everyone will get another chance next season and Victory Garden Apiary will always be here for advice and information to help you on your bee journey.

2020 Sponsor A Hive Hosts

Jim & Simonne T.

Sherry H.

Rachel M.

Lesley W.

Kathryn A.

Congratulations to the lucky five! We expect the bees to be ready to move to sponsored sites mid to late April. We will keep in close contact to schedule a time to set up the hive and handle paperwork.

Once again, thank you to all of the applicants and thank you for being friends of Delmarva pollinators!

Welcome to Victory Garden Apiary, located on the former Reynolds Victory Garden in beautiful Princess Anne, MD.  Our number one goal is preservation of the honeybee colonies in our area and public education on honeybees.  If you have honeybees on your property and need them safely removed, you’ve come to the right place!  We also sell honeybee colonies, honey, beeswax and bee products to support our cause.  Future plans include guided apiary tours and possibly a small honey tasting area.  If you’re interested in checking us out, please contact us for information!

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These five starter colonies will soon be making their way to their sponsors. The current "situation" has slowed things a bit, but we have virgin queens in all five boxes today. Hopefully we'll have mated queens very soon!
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We had a couple swarms in our bee yard yeserday! Despite our checks for queen cells, we still had a couple hives throw swarms. Queen cells can be difficult to spot, espcially in crowded hives. We also didn't have a lot of time to look due to weather constraints, so we're not surprised we missed a couple.

Both swarms were collected and placed in hive boxes. Hopefully we won't have any more surprises!
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We had a busy day yesterday. It's definitely official. Swarm season is here!
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It's officially swarm season on Delmarva! During swarm season, honeybees produce new queens and a portion of the population leaves with the original queen to start a new hive elsewhere. If you see a cluster of bees on a shrub, fence or just about anywhere, give us a shout to safely relocate them to our apiary!
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Finally got a chance to check on queens and brood production! It's looking great out in the apiary.
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Swarm cells in March! It's going to be a crazy season.
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The bees are beginning to get more and more active as the weather warms up. Soon we'll be doing inspections and making splits! ...

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Bees in trees! We've seen our share.
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Sponsor A Hive Lottery are in! We want to thank all of our applicants for their interest in providing a safe and healthy habitat for Delmarva bees. We wish we were able to provide a beehive to each and every one of you. Hopefully, in time our operation will grow to allow everyone who wishes to enjoy the company of honeybees to have that opportunity. If you did not get selected this season, do not be discouraged! Everyone will get another chance next season and Victory Garden Apiary will always be here for advice and information to help you on your bee journey.

2020 Sponsor A Hive Hosts

Jim & Simonne T.
Sherry H.
Rachel M.
Lesley W.
Kathryn A.

Congratulations to the lucky five! We expect the bees to be ready to move to sponsored sites mid to late April. We will keep in close contact to schedule a time to set up the hive and handle paperwork.

Once again, thank you to all of the applicants and thank you for being friends of Delmarva pollinators!
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