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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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2 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary

We received a beautiful copy of the 1935 Edition A.I.Root ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture from a client when removing a swarm this weekend. Thank you for this wonderful gift, Paul. ...

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2 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary

What a busy day today! Three of our five sponsored hives are now in place and we collected two swarms this afternoon. Time to have some dinner and relax for the reminder of the evening.
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3 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary

A new queen emerges from her cell. A queen bee takes 16 days to develop from egg to adult. Much faster than workers at 21 days and drones at 24 days. ...

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3 months ago

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A spunky virgin queen ready for a fight! ...

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3 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary

Picked up a lovely swarm this evening about 30 minutes away from our apiary. They were easy to handle and I even located the mother hive about ten feet away.
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#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous
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3 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary

Sometimes you just luck out! A swarm started in the yard and I managed to attract them to me. I didn't think it would work, but my desparation move worked out! Check it out! ...

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3 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary

It's definitely swarm season! More on this one soon.
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#saveTheBees #beekeeping #bee #beefarm #beekeeper #beesofinstagram #bees #apiary #apiculture #Delmarva #delmarvalous
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3 months ago

Victory Garden Apiary

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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3 months ago

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Your minute of zen for the day. ...

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