We Three Beeks

Words and photos about our new found life as beekeepers. We Three Beeks are: Stephanie Masters, Cary Norton, and Jillian Woodruff (alphabetically).
carynorton:

Swarm catch continues. This bucket eventually tipped over. This one is going a bit off the rails. Oh well. Jill did a great job cutting out this chuck of rat-king-vines-and-brush. #wethreebeeks #jeffcobees

First swarm of 2014 on April Fool’s Day! Sneaky bees!

carynorton:

Swarm catch continues. This bucket eventually tipped over. This one is going a bit off the rails. Oh well. Jill did a great job cutting out this chuck of rat-king-vines-and-brush. #wethreebeeks #jeffcobees

First swarm of 2014 on April Fool’s Day! Sneaky bees!

carynorton:

Status photo from yesterday. Gearing up for spring. Headed back today to add our first honey supers. Two of the six have AMAZING population. All six looking good.

Status update!

carynorton:

Status photo from yesterday. Gearing up for spring. Headed back today to add our first honey supers. Two of the six have AMAZING population. All six looking good.

Status update!

Honey for money! Fall batch of #wethreebeeks honey is now online! For locals, this same honey is available for purchase at @81churchstreet! 🍯🐝💗 Limited quantities! Www.wethreebeeks.com

Honey for money! Fall batch of #wethreebeeks honey is now online! For locals, this same honey is available for purchase at @81churchstreet! 🍯🐝💗 Limited quantities! Www.wethreebeeks.com

carynorton:

Heads up, you all! Church Street Coffee and Books ( @81churchstreet ) is now using #wethreebeeks honey on the condiment bar! (Thanks for sending us a photo @crollwagen!)

Excited to have wethreebeeks honey on the condiment bar at church street now!

carynorton:

Heads up, you all! Church Street Coffee and Books ( @81churchstreet ) is now using #wethreebeeks honey on the condiment bar! (Thanks for sending us a photo @crollwagen!)

Excited to have wethreebeeks honey on the condiment bar at church street now!

It’s been quite a while since we updated this doodad. Hello there. 

Just a quick update. We currently have 6 hives, seen here. We lost both we had at the railroad, but we’re probably going to put more there when we can. We still have a bunch of honey from those hives, and we’re hoping to have it bottled in time for Valentines day. 

These 6 hives seem to be doing great. They were all bringing in pollen, which Stephanie learned at this past weekend’s Beekeeping Symposium in Auburn, which very likely means they are all queenright. 

We are excited to have Jill back in the country in the next couple or months or so (just in time for all the hard work!). Meanwhile, we’re just sort of doing whatever we can to help the ladies.

Above is me pointing like a doofus. 

Oh, and our website is back up (if anyone even noticed it was down), though we are out of stock on honey at the present. We’ll have some more bottled soon!


-Cary

It’s been quite a while since we updated this doodad. Hello there. 

Just a quick update. We currently have 6 hives, seen here. We lost both we had at the railroad, but we’re probably going to put more there when we can. We still have a bunch of honey from those hives, and we’re hoping to have it bottled in time for Valentines day. 

These 6 hives seem to be doing great. They were all bringing in pollen, which Stephanie learned at this past weekend’s Beekeeping Symposium in Auburn, which very likely means they are all queenright. 

We are excited to have Jill back in the country in the next couple or months or so (just in time for all the hard work!). Meanwhile, we’re just sort of doing whatever we can to help the ladies.

Above is me pointing like a doofus. 

Oh, and our website is back up (if anyone even noticed it was down), though we are out of stock on honey at the present. We’ll have some more bottled soon!

-Cary

So long RXR hive location. We just did an emergency relocation after the last hive there was being over run with black ants (argentine ants?). We arrived to find ants ALL over the hive. I miraculously found the queen flying outside the hive when she landed on ground. The whole 3 hour experience was insane. We aren’t sure if this hive will survive but they have plenty of stores and brood. I’ll probably go have a good cry now to release this stress and bee guilt. Yay beekeeping! 😭🐜🐜🐜🐜🔪💀💀💀💀 #wethreebeeks #beekeeping

So long RXR hive location. We just did an emergency relocation after the last hive there was being over run with black ants (argentine ants?). We arrived to find ants ALL over the hive. I miraculously found the queen flying outside the hive when she landed on ground. The whole 3 hour experience was insane. We aren’t sure if this hive will survive but they have plenty of stores and brood. I’ll probably go have a good cry now to release this stress and bee guilt. Yay beekeeping! 😭🐜🐜🐜🐜🔪💀💀💀💀 #wethreebeeks #beekeeping

It’s been far too long since we updated this blog. We’ve had a pretty good year. Our hives peaked at 8.5 hives and we’re currently down to 7. We always mourn hive loss, but i like to think the bees that left are off somewhere doing okay. Here’s a photo from yesterday of a bunch of bees robbing the hive. Sad but pretty.

It’s been far too long since we updated this blog. We’ve had a pretty good year. Our hives peaked at 8.5 hives and we’re currently down to 7. We always mourn hive loss, but i like to think the bees that left are off somewhere doing okay. Here’s a photo from yesterday of a bunch of bees robbing the hive. Sad but pretty.

Nuc update! We were waffling on whether to combine the nuc with an established hive, but Jill kept her eyeballs open and found the queen that would have hatched some time this week! Saw queen cells Monday and now we see a queen! God this is exciting. Not that this hive isn’t at a bit of a disadvantage, but I am hopeful! 

Nuc update! We were waffling on whether to combine the nuc with an established hive, but Jill kept her eyeballs open and found the queen that would have hatched some time this week! Saw queen cells Monday and now we see a queen! God this is exciting. Not that this hive isn’t at a bit of a disadvantage, but I am hopeful!