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30
Nov

Farming for Native Bees in Delaware

http://dda.delaware.gov/publications/plant_industries/Bee%20Guide_07.pdf

23
Nov
Debbie Delaney in the CANR apiary

Beginning Beekeeping

There are several different ways of getting started in beekeeping: buying package bees; purchasing a nucleus (nuc) colony; buying established colonies; collecting swarms; and taking bees out of tree and/or wall cavities. We recommend novices start with either a package(s) or nucleus colony(ies). However, you should be careful when purchasing nucs (and established colonies) because you might be buying other beekeepers’ problems such as disease or non-standard equipment. Collecting swarms and transferring bees is more difficult and not recommended for the beginner without the assistance of a more experienced beekeeper. The best time to start with bees is in the spring or early summer.

23
Nov

What’s the buzz about pollinators and roadsides?

https://agdev.anr.udel.edu/maarec/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/beesforroadsides.pdf

23
Nov

Delaware Native Plants for Native Bees

http://dda.delaware.gov/plantind/forms/publications/Delaware%20Native%20Plants%20for%20Native%20Bees.pdf

23
Nov

The Value of Honey Bees in the Mid-Atlantic Region

https://agdev.anr.udel.edu/maarec/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/ValueofHoneybees08.pdf

23
Nov
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Native Pollinators

Discover the benefits of bees and how they help local ecosystems.