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Sponsor A Hive Lottery Winners For 2021!

The 2021 Sponsor-A-Hive lottery results are in! In an attempt to expand the group size a bit, we’re adding a 6th slot this season. Congratulations to those selected. We will be in touch to set up time to set up your hive.The 2021

Hive Sponsors are:

  • Lauren G
  • Tami H
  • Kathy & Bill G
  • Kathryn A
  • Cindi H
  • Shannon W

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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4 weeks ago

Victory Garden Apiary
Doing a quick walk through to check for damage or issues after the tropical storm passed over. ...#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ...
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4 weeks ago

Victory Garden Apiary
Picked up a swarm just before sundown yesterday using the bee vac. They spent the night in the vac bucket and were allowed to walk into their new hive this morning. Queen was caught and caged to ensure they'll stick around until they get established. I gifted the nurse bees a frame of open brood from another hive so they can go right to work. ...
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1 month ago

Victory Garden Apiary
It's a hot one out there today! The bees are bearding to keep the inside of the hive cooler. Storms are on the way. Hopefully the temperatures will cool down to give these ladies some relief. ...
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1 month ago

Victory Garden Apiary
Earlier this week I was out to dinner with a group of friends when I received a frantic message from someone who encountered a swarm while mowing his grass. Like so many who have never encountered a swarm nor understand what they're doing, he was in a state of panic. I was completely unprepared to collect a swarm at the time. I had no equipment with me whatsoever. The homeowner was able to supply me with a box and some tape. Luckily, the bees were very friendly and cooperative and no one got tangled in my beard (which is definitely a problem I have often when not wearing a veil).The next morning I let them walk into their new hive. They seem petty happy with their new situation. ...#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ...
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1 month ago

Victory Garden Apiary
Well, the Pollinator Week event at the Salisbury Zoo ended sooner than we hoped. It was nice speaking with the few folks that stopped by!...#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous#rainout #PollinatorWeek ...
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1 month ago

Victory Garden Apiary
I made the mistake of carrying a bottle of Swarm Commander in the pocket of my bee jacket. The elastic at the bottom is stretched out and they were crawling up my shirt. I had to get creative with my belt to keep them out....#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ...
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2 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary
Yesterday's swarm catch in Princess Anne. ....#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ...
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2 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary
These ladies were ready for some summer fun, so they moved into this tiki bar. Unfortunately they were not invited to the party and the bar owner had me ask them politely to leave. They were nesting inside the wall of the bar where the electrical wiring was hidden and had built comb from the underside of the bar top all the way to the ground. I used my smoker to run them up onto the bar top, removed the comb from the wall of the bar and lured them into this box using some of their brood comb. Once the queen made an appearance I caged her and added her to the box as well. Back at the apiary I framed up what brood comb I could and transferred them into a wooden hive box.....#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ...
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2 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary
Bees in a chicken house wall! Unfortunately, I didn't get any video of me cutting the comb out of the walls, but surrounding trees and lack of a helper made it impossible to get a decent angle that wasn't just my back. This definitely outlines my method of removing a hive and reintroducing them to their comb at the apiary. Enjoy! ...
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2 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary
Is it hot enough for ya? How do bees keep cool on hot days? They hang out on the outside of the hive. This also helps reduce the temperature inside the hive by removing body heat and allowing more airflow to pass through. ....#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ...
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