Arizona Beekeeping

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Introduction To Arizona Beekeeping.

George & Eve DeLange

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Honey bees (or honeybees):

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Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax.

Honey bees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis.

Currently, there are only seven recognised species of honey bee with a total of 44 subspecies, though historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognised.

Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees. Some other types of related bees produce and store honey, but only members of the genus Apis are true honey bees.

George DeLange's Beekeeping History:

George and his friend Al Weichold kept bees in the Phoenix, Arizona area from about 1966 to about 1992. During that time they learned a lot about how to produce honey in Arizona. George learned most of what he knew about beekeeping from Al. George shared what he learned by teaching beekeeping for several years. This page shows a little bit of what that beekeeping experience was like.

As the years passed the Phoenix area became less agricultural and more urban. The killer bees were migrating into the area from Mexico, the Trachea Mite and then the Varroa Mites began to become problems. More and more citrus trees were being destroyed for homes and more and more laws were being passed that restricted where bees could be kept.

George and Al both decided to abandon the beekeeping business and to move on to other interests. Of course, once a beekeeper, always a beekeeper and the love of beekeeping is still there.

Al moved on to El Paso, Texas and started keeping bees as a hobby in that area until his passing after a short illness a few years ago.

George still lives in the Glendale area, in a urban neighborhood about a quarter mile from where he kept his bees. George never thought that this would have happened as it did! Glendale and Peoria have certainly grown, but George often wonders; what will be their future without the bees?

George DeLange's New Beekeeping Adventure:

Well, now a new chapter in the life of George, the beekeeper, has begun!

George, has a new friend, John R. Balfour Ph.D., or "The Energy Doctor," who has George interested in keeping bees again.

And then, Georges wife, Eve DeLange, - AKA: (The Queen Bee); also got very interested in bees! She just can't seem to learn enough about bees!

George and Eve, now have started their own new bee hive, at their getaway home in Yarnell, Arizona.

Several of our neighbors, in Yarnell, have stopped by to look at the bees.

They also are excited, as they now know, that their gardens and orchards will be well pollinated! You see, they also had noticed the decline of bees in the Yarnell area, and they were worried too!

George in now learning all about beekeeping again!

The "Queen Bee," & George will keep you updated on these web pages!

Eve DeLanges Bee Hive. New Package Bees After 5 Weeks Start Up. Photo Taken May-24-2013.
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Eve DeLanges Bee Hive.
New Package Bees After 5 Weeks Start Up.
Photo Taken May-24-2013.
Eve DeLanges Bee Hive.
New Package Bees After 5 Weeks Start Up.
Photo Taken May-24-2013.
Eve DeLanges Bees.
New Package Bees.
During A Honeyflow
But Using 1 Gallon / Day 1:1 Sugar Syrup!
16 Frames Are Drawn On New Plastic Foundation!
Photo Taken May-29-2013.
New Package Bees.
During A Honeyflow
But Using 1 Gallon / Day 1:1 Sugar Syrup!
16 Frames Are Drawn On New Plastic Foundation!
Photo Taken May-29-2013.
Eve DeLanges Bees.
New Package Bees.
During A Honeyflow
But Using 1 Gallon / Day 1:1 Sugar Syrup!
16 Frames Are Drawn On New Plastic Foundation!
Photo Taken May-29-2013.
Eve DeLanges Bees.
New Package Bees.
During A Honeyflow
But Using 1 Gallon / Day 1:1 Sugar Syrup!
16 Frames Are Drawn On New Plastic Foundation!
Photo Taken May-29-2013.

Catching A Swarm Of Wild Bees, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.Catching A Swarm Of Wild Bees, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.
Catching A Swarm!!
A Swarm lands
On A Creosote Bush
Place A Swarm Box
With Honey Comb,
Lid Open, Next To The Swarm
Catching A Swarm Of Wild Bees, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.Catching A Swarm Of Wild Bees, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.
They Go Inside
And Start
To Fly In
And Out The Front
After About 15 Minutes They Are
Almost All Captured!
Slowly Start Closing The Lid
Catching A Swarm Of Wild Bees, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.Catching A Swarm Of Wild Bees, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.
Close The Lid
Come Back In The Night
Move Them To New Location
Next Morning
Happily Working
At New Location!!
Catching A Swarm Of Wild Bees, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.Catching A Swarm Of Wild Bees, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.
Check On Their Progress
After A Few Days
Move To A
Regular Size Hive
After About Six Weeks
They Should Be
A Strong Productive Hive!
Bee Hives, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.Bee Hives, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.
Arizona Beekeepers
Find That Bees
Do Better Close
To Water In Shade
Bee Hives, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.Bee Hives, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.
Sometimes You Have
To Keep Them
In The Sun But They
Have To Be Near Water
Some Beekeepers Permanently
Place Hives On Trailors
To Easily Move Them
To The Flowers
Bee Hives Trailer, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.Bee Hives Trailer, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.
Some Trailers Are LargeSome Trailers Are Small
Feeding Sugar Water To Bees In Bee Hives, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.Bee Hives On Pallets, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.
On Cold Days
About Seven Weeks
Before The HoneyFlow
Start Feeding The Bees
To Make The Queen Lay Eggs
Barrels Are Full Of Sugar Water
Some Move Bees
On Pallets To Trailors
To Follow The HoneyFlow
George DeLange & Some Premium Honey Comb, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.George DeLange's  Honey Extractor, Arizona Beekeeping, Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, & Reviews.
George And Some Premium HoneyGeorge's Honey Extractor

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Back To Arizona Beekeeping. History & Commercial Beekeepers.

Back To Arizona Beekeeping. Common Beekeeping Equipment.

Back To Arizona Beekeeping. Honey Bee Diseases & Pests.

Back To Arizona Beekeeping. Managing The Honeyflow, To Produce Honey. Page Five.

Back To Arizona Beekeeping. Flowers Friendly To Honeybees In Arizona. Page Six.


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