GOLDENWELL <3 s Mary Meyer and Lila Rice

As Mentioned in TIME OUT NY...

Time Out says

Mon Jan 28 2013

Score this local jewelry designer’s hip baubles for 20 percent off inside the Mary Meyer boutique. Highlights include snake-print studs for $55 (normally $69); brass-and-sterling cuffs, knocked down from $258 to $206; and hammered-brass hoop earrings, dipped from $160 to $128. Because jewelry and chocolate go hand in hand for Valentine’s Day, pick up Golden Well Apiaries’ four-piece chocolate or caramel boxes ($12). Gratis beer and rum punch is also up for grabs, as well as mole tacos prepared by local chefs Jonathan Meyer and Will Griffin.

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GOLDEN WELL APIARIES' New Line of Honey Caramels...

HONEY CARAMELS: NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

$14/ 4 pc box, $36/ 12 pc box assorted
Place an order by 2/7 to ship in time for Valentine's Day!

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Boxes are an assortment of the following flavors:

ALMOND BLOSSOM: Orange Blossom-Infused Honey Caramel w/ Toasted Almonds

MAHA ROSE: Rose & Cardamom Infused Honey Caramel with Pistachios

FLEUR de SEL: Honey Caramel enrobed in Dark Chocolate & dusted with Celtic Sea Salt

MARIGOLD: Honey Caramel infused with Grapefruit essence, enrobed in Milk Chocolate & dusted with fresh Bee Pollen

All Hail the Queens

We decided to re-Queen a couple of our hives and split a couple more. Ryan bought 4 Queens from Olympic Wilderness Apiaries. They have an incredible Queen rearing program and graft Queens from entirely untreated breeder colonies from Russian and wild survivor stock. He once bought one of their Select Queens whilst still in WA, but gave her to Melissa of Melissabees.com when we were in NM. Apparently the hive is doing incredibly well. 

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Our postmaster was quite worked up when the package from WA marked "LIVE QUEEN BEES" arrived to our little East Wallingford post office. I picked them up while Ryan was at work and gave them drops of water and honey. We prepared the new nucs later that evening. We also performed the royal task of beheading the Queens in the hives that were struggling.

Happy Bee Day!

We woke at 4am, packed a lunch and our veils and got on the road. It was more exciting than Christmas day. It was the day we were to meet our new girls!! 

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We drove 3 hours North. Just as soon as the sleep wore off, our eyes brightened at the site of the magical Northeast Kingdom. Spring was in full bloom and the hillsides were green and gold with dandelion. We followed our mapquest directions until we almost reached Canada, and just before we did, we drove West into Troy to Northwoods Apiaries. 

We had 3 nucs reserved for us and thought we'd have to make the journey to pick up 3 more a week later, but as luck would have it, someone canceled their order and we were able to leave with 7 nucs (6 for us, and 1 for our friends in Shrewsbury).

We carefully packed everything up and, veils on, AC on high, we started the long journey home. By the time we arrived back to East Wallingford, the bees had just barely eaten through the air holes and were starting to poke their heads out. We worked fast and decorated the hive boxes with a few quick doodles, then quickly transfered the frames of bees into their new boxes along with a few new empty frames. We closed up the boxes and sat back to watch our new girls get acquainted with their new homes.

It was a sweet start to our new apiary.