What is this?? Dale brought this home to me yesterday & I didn’t know (I’m no bee expert, but it has been fun looking up info & learning lots about bees 🐝) So, this is an old queen 👑 cell. Queen cells are where queen bee larvae develop. They are larger than a typically worker or drone cell. They hang perpendicular to the comb & have a rough texture. Queen cells are formed in order to replace an existing queen that is not producing to her full potential due to age or illness, or in preparation of a portion of the bees to begin planning to swarm and create a new colony because of population overgrowth in the current hive. Is there something you are interested in learning about honeybee life? Comment below 👇🏻 #queencell#honeybeequeencell#honeybees#queenbee#bees#welovebees#honeybeefacts#beekeeper#californiabeekeeper#hivelife#shafferapiaries
Merry Christmas from Shaffer Apiaries!! 🎄We have been so fortunate to have a wealth of love & support poured our way this year. With the completion of our 1st Christmas time selling our products we are tired, but oh so grateful for the amazing customers who chose our products to gift to the ones they love. With the business slowed to a rest we use this time to further reflect on the true meaning of Christmas & know that all things come from our Lord & Savior who was born into this world to redeem us all. Without His guidance and unending love we would not be where we are today. Take time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas & the gifts that have been received all year round in your life!! We are looking forward to 2018 especially with the new addition to our hive joining us soon! #merrychristmas#happybirthdayjesus#thereasonfortheseason#beekeeper#beekeeperfamily#familybusiness#familyfirst#shafferapiaries
Cheers! We ended the convention 🐝with an awards banquet!! Now time to get packed up & head home to finish up prep & then head to the @craftychicksroadshow Holiday Event on Saturday 🎄🎁🍯 Hope to see some of you there!
Shaffer Apiaries' 🐝skin & lip care sets are ready! Swipe 👈🏻 to see our hand/body scrub & lotion bar set as well as our lip/face scrub & lip balm set. Perfect for fall/winter birthday gifts or early Christmas gift planning! Gift wrapping is available in both 🍁 Fall & 🎄Christmas options! Now to keep prepping for next weekend's event! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Message for details & to place orders! This Saturday is the last delivery day till November 22nd due to our upcoming attendance at the California State Beekeeper's Association Conference next week! #beeswaxproducts#honeyproducts#beekeeperskincare#californiabeekeepers#beekeeperwife#beelady#localbusiness#shoplocal#shafferapiaries