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Welcome to Victory Garden Apiary, now located in beautiful Crisfield, MD.  Our number one goal is preservation of the honeybee colonies in our area and public education on honeybees.  We also occasionally 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!

Announcement:

Due to time and health constraints, we are no longer performing structural removals (also called cut-outs) beginning in 2023.  We are certainly able to offer advice and expertise, but we cannot perform these types of complex hive relocations going forward.  We will still offer swarm removal services.  The information on the “Bees In Structures Or Trees” section of this website is still relevant, no matter who performs your removal.

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It's a beautiful Sunday on Delmarva! The bees are super busy and having a dance party. No one knows why they do this, but it's fun none the less. 😁 .... #saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Made the classic "rookie" mistake that I've made before and will no doubt make again. 😁.....#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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It felt like swarms were over with for the spring, but I had yet another find my old equipment stacks behind the garage. .....#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Last week we made our annual trek to The Salisbury School to visit the Pre-K classroom with our observation hive and teach them a little bit about honeybees. At this age, they always have such unexpected, sometimes even a bit amusing, questions. I usually get asked things like "Is there also a King Bee?" or "How many times have you been stung?". (Always lots of questions about stings) At the end of it all, however, they know bees are friends and an important part of our environment and agricultural system. See you next year Salisbury School! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Yet another swarm has moved into my old ratty equipment! Keep them coming!....#delmarvalous #apiary #beefarm #saveTheBees #beesofinstagram #bees #beekeeping #bee #apiculture #beekeeper #Delmarva #DelmarvaLife ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Well, that was fun. I loaded up some empty equipment from my old apiary in Princess Anne and brought it home last night. It was late, so I just left it overnight. Sometime this morning, a swarm moved into one of the boxes in the bed. Thankfully I got them successfully moved over to the hive stand after a bit of wrangling. You never know what the bees will do next! ....#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Bees have been sniffing around my empty equipment for weeks now. I knew they were either scouts or robbers cleaning up some leftovers (or both), but didn't think any swarms works be interested in a box of old comb with no empty space. When I went out today, it looked different. The pollen they were carrying confirmed my suspicion. BIG swarm. I need a colony to take to Salisbury School for a kids program this Tuesday, so I moved them to this observation hive for now. I'll transfer them to a 10 frame on Tuesday afternoon. They're definitely a little cramped in there!......#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Finally got the tall grass trimmed around the hives. The bees were a little snippy about it, but they got over it. It'll be nice not to be knee deep in grass when performing inspections. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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We finally had our first swarm of 2024! Unfortunately it was one of ours. We have had one or two messages about swarms, but most of them have been either to high up to reach or too far away to arrive before nightfall (swarms DO NOT like to be messed with after dark). This one didn't go perfectly, but we managed to get it wrapped up. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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I moved this hive (set up as a swarm trap) into my truck bed this morning expecting to need it this afternoon. Now I have bees scouting my truck. If they decide they like this box, I hope they show up soon so I can move them before they orient to this spot! ... See MoreSee Less
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