In 2010 the University of Delaware’s apiary was rehabilitated and revitalized as a working, teaching apiary. The apiary consistently houses between 25-50 colonies during the peak season. A unique and special result of the increase in the number of colonies has been the production, harvest and marketing of Dare to Bee! Honey, featured in the UD creamery during the late summer and fall season. This honey is not only delicious but is produced by University bees and generates revenue that can be used to sustain the apiary.
Dare to Bee recent posts
- We grafted queen cells from one of our best colonies last week, and I’ve got say they look great!Prep for this week‘s Apiculture lab at UD. We looked at a bunch of different methods to monitor for Varroa mites: sticky boards, powdered sugar rolls, alcohol washes, and even got to try my new CO2 device. Thankfully we had very low Varroa levels in all of the hives we tested.We had a beautiful Ag Day this year at University of Delaware. There was quite a crowd at the “bee cage” for live demos, and we got to educate hundreds of people about honey bees and other pollinators. Thanks to everyone who came! #udbeeteam #agday #honeybees #pollinators #springDespite some interruptions from the residents at our new location, we got our new research apiary set up this morning! #brewershideawayfarm #udbeeteam #galaxythecow #princessthehorseHanging some swarm trap boxes this year for the ones that get away. Wish us luck!The (last) big thaw