Multiple Apiaries at the Top of the Chesapeake Bay

A large farm near the top of the Chesapeake Bay is the site of multiple apiaries for Harford Honey.  (Harford Honey is now operated by Matt Ponter.)  Having a lot of hives gives you some great options for cross leveling strength, moving queen cells to splits, giving homes to captured swarms, and intensive queen rearing with drone colonies. This site was also the location for Susquehanna Beekeepers’ Sentinel Apiary scale hive.  It was really cool when University of Maryland retested our summer’s bi-weekly pollen samples because they could hardly believe there were no traces of pesticides except for one small trace late in the summer!