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Angry Bee Apiary

Angry Bee Apiary Pure raw honey made by bees raised right here in north central Alabama, Jefferson County, Hueytown, Like most things in my life, I stumbled into bee keeping.

Found my first hive in a vacant lot across the street from our office and I carried them home. They didn't stick around, but I had already been bit by the bug. I then purchased a couple of established hives and a new hobby/business was born. Fascinating creatures!
~Dennis & Nikki Gwin

12/06/2021
Our neighbor has been working some really long hours lately and hasn't had time to mow the field behind our houses.If yo...
05/07/2020

Our neighbor has been working some really long hours lately and hasn't had time to mow the field behind our houses.
If you can....let it grow!

Honeybees love it! (and its pretty!)

04/15/2020
Honeybee swarms

EDIT: Dennis says his is one swarm

Two more swarms today

We called another swarm yesterday. And now another one today…
04/06/2020

We called another swarm yesterday. And now another one today…

Catching the swarm
03/20/2020

Catching the swarm

03/20/2020
Spring swarm 3/20/2020

Spring is swarming season. Do not kill!!!! Call me 205-410-7975

Mine swarmed just an hour ago. Advantage to working at home... I caught them.

Call me, Alabama! 205-410-7975 (if you see a swarm)
03/17/2020

Call me, Alabama! 205-410-7975 (if you see a swarm)

Spring has sprung! Bees are at the top of the busy list as soon as spring's flowers begin their season. Honeybees are also famous for another spring activity, "swarming". By spring, the nest is simply too congested so the old queen leaves the hive, accompanied by roughly half of her colony. (Don't worry, a new queen is left behind for the remaining population to nurture)
This flying swarm temporarily clusters on sturdy structure like a bench, tree branch, or the eve of a building, while scout bees search for an acceptable, permanent home. Most hanging swarms are about the size of a basketball. Swarms are relatively gentle, and the risk of stings is low - but must still be treated with caution. A swarm usually relocates to a new nest within 24 hours.
If you see a swarm of bees, call a local beekeeper! Several Alabama beekeepers are ready to give these pollinators a happy, new home.
https://www.alabamabeekeepers.com/documents/Swarm%20List/Swarm%20list%20ABA%20members%20only.html

Why Does Honey Crystallize?
02/20/2020
Why Does Honey Crystallize?

Why Does Honey Crystallize?

There’s just something about crystallized honey that tends to make people nervous. It’s the polar opposite of the runny, translucent honey found in a plastic bear on grocery store shelves. Instead, it’s solidified enough that you need to scrape it out of the jar with a heavy spoon; its texture...

01/10/2020

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December 18th is National “I Love Honey” Day!
12/18/2019
December 18th is National “I Love Honey” Day!

December 18th is National “I Love Honey” Day!

Here are today’s five food things to know about honey: Greeks and Roman referred to honey as a food fit for the gods. A honey wine was developed, and largely consumed by many. Its given name …

Saw this really neat bee hive at the McWane Science Center in the Itty Bitty Magic City. See the little peep hole in the...
10/13/2019

Saw this really neat bee hive at the McWane Science Center in the Itty Bitty Magic City.
See the little peep hole in the yellow hive? The second picture is what you see through the peep hole.🐝

The Adorable Custom of ‘Telling The Bees’
06/12/2019
The Adorable Custom of ‘Telling The Bees’

The Adorable Custom of ‘Telling The Bees’

The bee friend, a painting by Hans Thoma (1839–1924) There was a time when almost every rural British family who kept bees followed a stra...

05/08/2019
Buy LOCAL unprocessed honey!https://returntonow.net/2019/04/21/fake-honey-up-to-half-of-honey-is-not-honey-new-testing-t...
04/29/2019
Nearly Half of Honey Tested Contains Mostly Rice Syrup, Wheat Syrup or Sugar Beet Syrup

Buy LOCAL unprocessed honey!

https://returntonow.net/2019/04/21/fake-honey-up-to-half-of-honey-is-not-honey-new-testing-technology-reveals/?fbclid=IwAR1Fsc0-suKWTC8CUFIB2TZPAz3dPOaX9-O44KUfRFizJRmVqQVl2rrmXCs

Honey makers are secretly “watering” down their honey with cheap syrups that have been impossible to detect until now. A new testing method has revealed nearly half of the honey sold in Australia, one of the world’s largest exporters of honey, is diluted with cheap sweeteners like rice syrup, ...

Fun day visiting with the Hueytown Garden Club
03/15/2019

Fun day visiting with the Hueytown Garden Club

12/26/2018
My first hive

I found my first hive across the street from the office and took it home with me.
*humming* ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯ "I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee. Won't my Mommy be so proud of me..." ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ♭ ♮ ♯

Timeline photos
12/12/2018

Timeline photos

Why not give this a try tonight...What do you think?

Honey Harvest Basics ~ Gwin Gal Inside and Out
12/04/2018
Honey Harvest Basics ~ Gwin Gal Inside and Out

Honey Harvest Basics ~ Gwin Gal Inside and Out

Preparation for our first honey harvest was done the weekend before. We had hoped to be able to complete the prep work AND the harvesting on the same day,

Hungry Hungry Honeybees ~ Gwin Gal Inside and Out
12/04/2018
Hungry Hungry Honeybees ~ Gwin Gal Inside and Out

Hungry Hungry Honeybees ~ Gwin Gal Inside and Out

There are many advantages to have bee hives in your backyard. We bought two established hives about 2 years ago, but I tell you, it continues to be a learning process. Those cute little buggers just won’t let us in on what goes on in those teeny tiny little brains. In fact, we just discovered …

We still have a few jars of LOCAL RAW HONEY left. Made by Rock Creek honey bees!1 lb jar $102 lb jar $202 lb jar WITH CO...
11/21/2018

We still have a few jars of LOCAL RAW HONEY left. Made by Rock Creek honey bees!

1 lb jar $10
2 lb jar $20
2 lb jar WITH COMB $23

Call, text, or FB message to get yours!
205-410-7975 Dennis J Gwin Nikki Hollowell Gwin

Salted Honey Pie Keeping Backyard Bees
11/01/2018
Salted Honey Pie Keeping Backyard Bees

Salted Honey Pie Keeping Backyard Bees

In my opinion, there is nothing more olde-kitchen, Americana, hearth and home than a pie. Some of my favorite pies are what I like to call "Humble Pies".

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This little area is behind the Angry Bee Apiary and is a work in progress.
Anytime I try to take pictures of the apiary, the background is rather undesirable, so I am trying to rectify that.
Doesn't look like my azaleas made it through the drought, so I will be replanting those this fall. I moved those trees here from another area of the yard. Fingers crossed that they made it through.
The post was a beside the road freebie that Mr. Menace brought home for me. I intend to make an apiary sign to hang from it.
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