The bees have been ordered! We purchased our bees from a local beekeeper in Stanley, New York, and we will pick up 4 nuclei colonies of bees in May from her apiary. The bees are Carniolan-mix bees, which means they are cold weather resistant and will (hopefully) survive next winter! The above picture is of the same variety of bee, which are well-known for their resistance to mites, cold-weather adaptability, and their gentle nature (yay!)
This is Ithaca College’s Natural Resources and Ecology class’s blog. We are in the process of growing, collecting, and harvesting non-timber forest products: mushrooms, maple syrup, and honey.
Follow us on our adventures… and bee on the watch for updates!