2010 is the YEAR OF THE BEE


Buzz, that's right! Days getting longer.. the sun will shine! Getting done 2010's version of the Anarchy Apiaries Almanac. It's not all that differnt from the 2009 Anarchy Apiaries Almanac, but there is a great new bear story.

It's FREE and will always bee free.

I've promised this to a lot of folks- the link will be here soon. (I don't know how to do it yet.)

March 5-7+, Oracle, AZ
The Southwest Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference. Yes, we are building an army.

March 14, Coral Springs, FL, 4 PM
The Broward County Beekeepers Association: Top Bar Beekeeping in Florida.

March 30, Fairfield, CT
The Backyard Beekeepers Association. Anarchy Beekeeping with the Top Bar Hive.

March 31, Bard Prison Initiative, Bard College,
Annandale, NY

April 1, Keene, NH - Monadnock Beekeepers Association. wow, Spring is coming.

April 24-25 - Outlaw Beekeeping in the Fine State of Mississippi

what would make a beeautiful world?
bee beeautiful

how bout this one?

bee it
you beelieve it.


Lots going on. Always. Upcoming gigs:

January 12-16, Orlando, FL
The American Beekeeping Federation mega-meeting. Catch me raising hell for 1.5 hours Saturday morning. You can also catch me sleeping in my bee truck.

January 30-31, Ashville, NC
The WNC Bee School. this will surely bee amazing. I'm around for the first weekend only.

February 6-7, West Palm Beach, FL
The Southeast Organic Beekeeping Conference. Buzz on!

March 5-7+, Oracle, AZ
The Southwest Treatment Free Beekeeping Conference. Yes, we are building an army.

March 30, Fairfield, CT
The Backyard Beekeepers Association. Anarchy Beekeeping with the Top Bar Hive.

April 1, Bard Prison Initiative, Bard College,
Annandale, NY

that's it for now. but is it enough? help me spread the love, honey.

Gleanings from 2009 – Bee brave. Bee a leader.

About as bad as it can get

For a year without tomatoes, I’ve had some of the best tomatoes of my life (from out of state). Some great seeds were saved in a tough year. Who says you have to do better each year, all the time? That doesn’t sound sustainable.

Reports coming in show that this year has had the worst honey production in US history. No one can remember a leaner time. The Hudson Valley led the way with record breaking rainfall. I think there were four dry days in June. July was hardly any better. With so much surface water, plants did not have the need to send roots very deep. Even when the sun came out, the nectar just wasn’t there.

I am thankful for the rain. Yes, that’s right. The terrible stress and depression of watching so many bees go hungry has abated as the season nears its end. The communities I live in have helped me through it. I harvested no honey and did feed 1200 pounds of sugar, just taking the edge of hunger off of the 300-some top bar hives. I do not like to feed bees - consider how the ph balance is alterered to favor disease (the real killer of hives, not the varroa mite). Feeding bees as a general practive lets them grow to depend on it. This year, however, feeding was necessary to keep a core population alive. Several still will not make it, some will go south, but the remaining core population will be robust and stronger for surviving a tough season. The bees will be OK, and next years queens will carry on these tested genetics. The more bees die, the more they live. We are always safe.

The more I see the less I know... (continued)

First cells of 2016

NY Nucs and Package Bees are SOLD OUT. Queens are available.

I will still consider trades for solar panels, a Honda Civic VX, a harpsichord, or a hot air balloon.

Anarchy Apiaries 2015 New York Treatment-Free Beehive Price List

Packages and nucs are SOLD OUT. Queen bees are still available. For new beeginners, we recommend purchasing earlier commercial package bees (from Hudson Valley Bee Supply or Mann Lake) and requeening or splitting with a mated queen from us 6 weeks after install. Every new beekeeper ought to be going into winter with two hives and two nucs.

Mated Queens - $30 each, overnight, insured shipping is $20. For orders more than 20 queens email for pricing.


Langstroth Nucs SOLD OUT

Top Bar Hives. SOLD OUT

Contact us for Florida availability.

May the Bees be with you

beemail preferred: anarchyapiaries@hotmail.com

The Bee CD is Here

Anarchy Apiaries and Bee Sting Records are bleeased to announce the beelease of “People Collapse Disorder” Bee Songs by Sam Comfort. It’s a B-rated journey into the less-rational realms of the bee world, populated by lovesick drones, a superhero ant, zombees, and a Ghastly Griffin from the Ancient Country of Orn. 15 simple songs for simple times. You can beeserve yours for $10 by emailing anarchyapiaries@hotmail.com.

CD BEELEASE PARTEE – Friday, March 1, SW Organic Beekeeping Conference, Oracle, Arizona


Farmers vs. Monsanto

from the website:
On January 31, family farmers will take part in the first phase of a
court case filed to protect farmers from genetic trespass by
Monsanto’s GMO seed, which contaminates organic and non-GMO farmer’s
crops and opens them up to abusive lawsuits. In the past two decades,
Monsanto’s seed monopoly has grown so powerful that they control the
genetics of nearly 90% of five major commodity crops including corn,
soybeans, cotton, canola and sugar beets.

In many cases farmers are forced to stop growing certain organic and
conventional crops to avoid genetic contamination and potential
lawsuits. Between 1997 and 2010, Monsanto admits to filing 144
lawsuits against America’s farmers, while settling another 700 out of
court for undisclosed amounts. Due to these aggressive lawsuits,
Monsanto has created an atmosphere of fear in rural America and driven
dozens of farmers into bankruptcy.

Farmers need your voice today. Please spread the word.




new album from Artichoke - BEES. This stuff rocks (buzzes)!

Tim, an apparently awesome guy, from the LA band Artichoke, sent me their latest CD "Bees." It has everything, inspired songs of happiness and light, interpretations that stay true to the love of the hive- calling us to "Come on outside the hive!" Yet even the darker amoral sides are explored in Goodbye to the Drones, and the long winter approaching- our house is cold. I asked, and the music is bee-approved. This album had made my season! check them out at www.artichoketheband.com.
much thanks to Artichoke!

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