Have honey that needs extracting? The Guild owns a 9-frame Maxant motorized extractor with the goal of making it available to Guild members to use. The extractor will be available for members to rent at times and dates TBA this year. We will also have a 2-frame hand-crank extractor available for use. There will…

The Guild is about a year-and-a-half old and we have grown faster than we could have imagined. Many of you know that we have been holding our monthly meetings at a few different places including Wyck Historic House, The Unitarian Church in Mt. Airy and the Francisville Rec Center. While all of these are great…

Take a few minutes to watch this video on how bees see and about a relatively new discovery (as far as we know!) of “heater bees” and the role they play in regulating the temperature in the hive. Besides the cool video, you get happy music, a lovely British accent and a spiffy white beesuit! …

One of the recommendations that several of our experience beekeepers have made in various meetings is that it’s a good idea to replace the queen in a hive every year.  A queen can survive for much longer than that but — one theory goes that nature prefers young queens.  Therefore, many beekeepers introduce a young…

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