“The queen is the one with the elongated body, with fewer stripes than the others.” The beekeeper turns the frame slightly, angling it into the summer sunshine. “The workers are huddling around her, trying to protect her, but you should be able to see her . . . right there . . Continue Reading »
Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit an apiary for the first time. Local beekeeper, Jean-Claude, was leading a small, introductory class to beekeeping and, after a quick hop, skip and a jump (i.e. a T journey, a bus ride and a short walk), I found my way to his hives which are nestled between the Boston Nature Center and the Clark Cooper Community Gardens in Mattapan.