2019 Polar Plunge

Take the Polar Plunge With Me

On February 1st 2019, students from many schools will be plunging into the ocean to support and spread awareness of the Special Olympics. This year I’m going to be jumping into the ocean. I have a fundraising page where you can help me support the Special Olympics by making a donation. Cool School Challenge at […]

Langstroth and Top Bar Hive 2018

Fall 2018 Hive Update

This spring we got a queen castle since I needed to get a queen because they killed their queen during our  inspection. A queen castle is basically one Langstroth box that has three compartments to contain three mini colonies of bees. During the inspection, I found many queen cells on the frames in the Langstroth. […]

Bee Friendly Planter

Bee Friendly Flower Pot From Kindergarten Class

In the spring, I was asked by the Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Y, at my school to give a presentation to students about honey bees. I taught them about pollination and what the bees eat. I also told them about the importance of the bees and how to protect them. I presented to about 80 students. […]

Capped Queen Cell

Spring Hive Update – Queen Excluder and Supers

At the end of April we did an inspection and we added third brood box. We found the queen and she was laying good. We went in for an inspection last Tuesday to add a super onto the hive. A super is a box that is for honey. When we went in there we found […]

Pupbee

Meet the pupbee!

We have a new company mascot. Meet The new Blue Water Bee mascot, Leo, the Great Pyrenees pupbee! We have only had him for a couple months and he is only 5 1/2 months old. Leo loves honey on top of apples.

Turtle Hatchlings

Turtle Nest Sitting and Release

In the summer I turtle sat a nest for a night. When you nest sit for turtles, you stay a night at the beach and watch a turtle nest and make sure that if the nest hatches that all the turtles get to the ocean. When a turtle lays a nest on the beach, it […]

Honey Bees Bearding on Langstroth Hive

Bee Hive Update October 2017

A week ago on Sunday (not yesterday), we found the bees bearding on the side of the hive. We were worried for a little that they were running out of room and trying to swarm, especially because in our last inspections we found lots of queen cups and a couple of queen cells. We called […]

Grinch Green Sea Turtle

Turtle Release

A couple of days ago I went to see a turtle release done by the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum. I wanted to share these cool pictures and videos so you could see it.  The year’s naming theme for the aquarium’s rescued turtles was Crayola colors and last year’s theme was spices. These were […]

Langstroth With Feeder

Hive Update – Queen Found and Worker Brood?

For my Langstroth hive, we have added a new super to the hive. I now have three boxes which contain two brood chambers and one honey super. We also added a sugar feeder that Mr. H gave to me as a birthday present when I earned my new hive. In our last inspection, we were […]

Honeybee Emerging From Brood Cell

I got this cool video of a honey bee emerging from its cell. It’s in the upper left side of the video. It has worked through the brood cap and emerging into the hive for the first time.