The Nucs that we ordered from our bee club http://selabees.org. are scheduled to arrive in April. Meanwhile..It is swam seasons and there are swarms happening all over SELA.. If you see one ..let us know!! contact our bee club http://selabees.org There is nothing quite so wonderful as catching a live wild or tame swarm to add to your apiary!!!
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Today I emailed Dr.Tony to find out how I can send one of my honeybees up into space for Earth day..stay tuned
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With many frames left empty by the loss of a hive or from spinning out honey.. There is wax left over..
|This is a top view of hive frames with fresh bees wax from honey laden comb on the top |
and dark brown brood comb , that was visited by the Queen bee on the bottom.
|Honeycomb..one of nature's most wonderfully constructed form, |
made with one of nature's most wonderful materials.
|Old hive frames with old wax.. ready to be melted and strained.|
Posted by VOGTHORSTAR at 3:49 PM
We should be getting our two new Russian hives in mid April.
I will post when they arrive. I now have a few friends who want to try their hand at beekeeping and they are invited to be on hand to welcome the new Queens home.
In the meantime, My husband is now more involved in the bees.
He went to pick up a hive of Italians graciously made available by our bee club president and mentor, to keep the yard in pollinators as our citrus , plum, blackberries and blueberries are already blooming!
My husband named this one Luna Bella Mattina.
My Husband also attended Our local Bee Club meeting last night and got very fired up about the possibilities of catching a wild swarm! That would be wonderful indeed! Our club as grown alot over the last few years and we both love it. Check out the website at http://sealabees.org
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JOSHUA L. HOOD, MD, PHD
"Bee venom contains a potent toxin called melittin that can poke holes in the protective envelope that surrounds HIV, and other viruses. Large amounts of free melittin can cause a lot of damage. Indeed, in addition to anti-viral therapy, the paper’s senior author, Samuel A. Wickline, MD, the J. Russell Hornsby Professor of Biomedical Sciences, has shown melittin-loaded nanoparticles to be effective in killing tumor cells."
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