Sweet Endeavors Honey

Welcome to Sweet Endeavors Honey!

My name is Dean Coleman and I am the owner of Sweet Endeavors Honey.  

Founded in 2016, we are a locally owned and operated apiary conveniently located right here in Ankeny, Iowa.  

We currently manage several bee hives around the area and add more hives each year.  

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About the Queen Bee

About the Queen Bee

Supersedure Queen Cells.  Notice how they are larger that the rest of the cells in the comb.

Here is a picture of some Swarm Queen cells on the bottom of a frame in spring.  


This is a sign that the bees are going to swarm if I don't get them split or more room made in their current hive.




Another picture of a package of spring bees.  The Queen is in her cage in the center of that cluster.

Queen bees are packaged in their own cage to protect them from being stung to death by the colony of bees.  In a few days the hive will have accepted her as their own and she can be released.
Queen bee

Can you find the Queen?


Hint - She is in the center of the picture and is darker and longer than the others.


queen bee

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