Bee Boyz and Girlz

Bee Boyz and Girlz ….. is an informal gathering of some Naples area hobby beekeepers that get together once in a while to share bees and beekeeping information.  There is no political correctness, no membership dues, no officers, no rules……… just a fun group of new and old hobby beekeepers helping one another in the true spirit of backyard beekeeping.  If interested in hanging out at one of our informal gatherings, contact me via the Contact Us form for information.

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8/7/2020 – The Bee Boyz and Girlz group got together to remove a large hive from the roof overhang of a Marco Island house. The attempt to get the original swarm to move in to a box was tried for a few days with no success, probably because the bees had already started to build comb on the soffit. So the decision was made to vacuum up the bees, catch the queen and transport the bees to their new home at a Bee Boyz and GIrlz apiary in Golden Gate. The whole crew was given a chance to operate the beevac and scoop up a handful of bees to help look for the queen.

Large hive located on the roof overhang. Click on the picture for a larger view.

In just a few days after the swarm landed they had already built comb and that is probably why they never moved in to the box. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Toward the end of the vacuuming process, the queen was spotted and caged. Click on the picture for a larger view.

The special crew that showed up was a big help to get the bees vacuumed up and look for the queen. Click on the picture for a larger view.

5/25/2020 – Another new beekeeper’s great apiary setup in the Golden Gate area of Naples. The bees will be getting installed soon. The fence is a precaution to protect the hives from any potential bears known to be in the neighborhood.

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5/16/2020 – Naples beekeeping locals get together to help install a new hive in a new apiary located in the back yard of a local Golden Gate area beekeeper. What’s great about backyard beekeeping is that the bees are usually very adaptable and apiaries can almost always be set up in a manner that fits in with the beekeeper’s situation. Time will tell how well the bees accept their new home!!!

Brand new apiary setup in Golden Gate, Naples, FL

Installing a new hive of bees and release of the queen.

bees and queen release getting set up.

Why not dress a hive box up? Some say it helps the bees more easily identify their home. Click on picture for a larger view