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Cosmic Honey Apiary

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Video about Cosmic Honey apiary

honey bee, down amongst the shrubby flowers backlit by autumn early evening sunlight

FAQs

Cosmic Honey operates unlike most commercial beekeeping operations. Above profit, the guiding light for this apiary is to:

  1. Raise healthy, happy honey bees.
  2. Get good honey into the hands of good people.

Which guides every decision that is made, be it techincal (“how much honey should I give back to the bees to help them through winter?”) or physical (“working with the bees in this way is more exhausting, but is better for the bees, whereas I could work them in a different, easy way for me, but worse for the bees”).

Did you know?!

To make 1 kg of honey, bees will fly 176,000 kms (4 times around the planet)
And visit 5.7 million flowers.

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Queen Honey Bee Appalina
Here she is – note worker bees facing in toward her

Chronicle of the Queens

Heather 2015-2016 (new nuc – swarmed)
Victoria 2016-2017 (apiary born – died over winter)
Maeling 2017-2018 (new nuc – mutiny)
Appelina 2018 (apiary born – died during rescue attempt from chimney swarm)
Thalia, daughter of Appelina, Queen of motherless (apiary born ’19 – died of old age ’22)
Argyle, Queen of the Cathedral (swarm capture ’19, chipped wing – died of old age ’22)
Calliope, daughter of Appelina, Queen of the homestead (apiary born 2019 – sold 2020)
Minerva, daughter of Thalia, Queen of the swarm (apiary born 2020 – 2021)
Bronte, daughter of Thalia, Thunder Queen (apiary born 2021 – 2021)
Persephone, daughter of Argyle (apiary born 2021)
Electra (swarm capture 2021)
Pasiphae, Queen of the Bull (purchased 2021)
Tomyris, daughter of Argyle, Queen of the Battle (apiary born 2022)
Xena, daughter of Electra, Queen of the Populous (apiary born 2022)
Cassiopeia, daughter of Tomyris (apiary born 2022)
Nyx, daughter of Thalia, Queen of the night (apiary born 2022)
Thalia’s daughters East & West (apiary born 2022)
Pasiphae’s daughter (swarmed 2022)
Persephone’s daughter (swarmed 2022)
Pasiphae’s granddaughter (apiary born 2022)
Persephone’s granddaughter (apiary born 2022)

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Flavours of Honey

Spring 2018: Sunshine & Wind
Spring 2019: Drought & Thunderstorms
Summer 2019: And Then The Rains Came (Morning Dew & Sunflowers)
Spring 2020: Argyle’s Tropical Garden, Calliope’s Mocha, Thalia’s Caramel
Summer 2020 Argyle’s: Caramel Apple, Lollipop
Summer 2020 Minerva’s: Herbal Reserve, Ice Planet, Song of Birth
Summer 2020 Thalia’s: Afternoon Garden, Cotton Candy
Spring 2021 Argyle’s Ice Moon Oberon
Spring 2021 Persephone’s Nebula
Spring 2021 Thalia’s: Amber Solstice, Crystal Cream
Summer 2021 Argyle’s Smooth Stonecrop
Summer 2021 Persephone’s Clover Constellation
Summer 2021 Thalia’s Homestead
Spring 2022 Electra’s Malt Moon
Spring 2022 Persephone’s Lightspeed
Spring 2022 Thalia’s Elysian Fields of Dandelions
Summer 2022 Cassiopeia’s Special SK
Summer 2022 Nyx’s Night Sky Journey
Summer 2022 Pasiphae’s Nodding Thistle Delight
Summer 2022 Tomyris’s Crystal Cathedral
Summer 2022 Xena’s Premium Wildflower
Summer 2022 Xena’s Zenith

Honey Database
See how far bees travel!

Adopt-a-Bee program

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