I took advantage of the sun and warmer temperatures to check and feed the hives at Big Oaks this afternoon. By the time I came to the last hive, the sun was going down and it was noticeably cooler, so the bees weren’t too happy. On the last hive I took out only one frame to check for brood and I immediately noticed the beautiful Zia queen with the blue dot. The frame was covered with brood on both sides. So far so good. Before I could return the frame to the hive an unhappy bee found her way under my veil and crawled in my right ear. I carefully set down frame with the queen outside the hive and tended to the bee, who, thankfully waited to sting me until after she came out of my ear and was crawling down my cheek. I fed the hive and started loading up the truck to leave. When I made a final check of the bee yard I saw a bright blue dot crawling across the ground. I don’t know how I kept from stepping on that Zia queen – she was right under where I had been standing to work on that last hive. I picked her up and she looked fine. Then I let her crawl off my finger and back into her brood nest and nurse bees. I’m sure we were both relieved to have her home.
Hours & Info830-305-7925Wednesdays 9-12pm
San Antonio Drop
May Date TBD
Need bee gear and supplies, honey, beeswax?
Meet behind The Granary at Historic Pearl. Look for light brown Toyota Tundra. We will be at the pick up point from 9am to 10am on dates listed.
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Beekeeping Classes & Workshops
22 – No workshop, but the GBR Honey House is open for shopping and fellowship
29 – How to apply HopGuard II as a mite treatment
6 – Demonstration on how to make a queen bank
13 – Bee photography with a mobile phone emphasis
Workshops are 1 hour & free when we have a chance to host them. Call or email us for upcoming topics or to get on the Beekeepers Mailing List for weekly emails about the workshops and current Bee Ranch activities.
Spring 2017 Classes
April 8 (FULL)
April 22 (FULL)
May 20 (FULL)
Fall 2017 Classes
These dates will be open for registration the first week of April.
Click on this link for more information about our Beekeeping class and FREE 1-hour workshops on many Saturday mornings.
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Where to Find Us
For Goodness Sake Natural Food
1306 Common Street, 101
New Braunfels, TX
Gift & Gourmet (Seguin)
751 North Austin Street
The Larder at Hotel Emma
San Antonio Pearl Complex
Oak & Salt (San Antonio)
1320 E. Houston Street
You're So Crafty (Seguin)
209 S. Austin Street
Flickr Photo Set
- Always exciting to see fresh new comb being drawn out by our bees! https://t.co/fwaRlSsZDW tweeted 12 hours ago
- Pssst. Who likes our Creamed Honey? https://t.co/vMpDuRN1ok tweeted 5 days ago
- Bee break to visit my #beekeeper 🐝 https://t.co/MBg7YIdzq3 tweeted 6 days ago
- Bottling up some delish Guadalupe County Wildflower Honey this AM. Check out the clarity. https://t.co/UIaD4m19Mn tweeted 6 days ago
- The drop is this Thursday morning at the Pearl (behind the Granary). 9-10am 🐝 https://t.co/bDWbwbofNh tweeted 1 week ago